Junior Naturalist Program
The Ohio Bird Sanctuary Junior Naturalist program started in 2000 as an opportunity for Jr. High and High School students to learn about wildlife and the environment, serve as ambassadors of the Sanctuary, and to have fun and fellowship in the outdoors.
Since the Program's beginning in 2000, the group has gone on various field trips and participated in many nature-related service projects. Some of the places we have visited include: Penitentiary Glen Rehabilitation Facility in Kirtland, the Cleveland Museum, Back to the Wild, Crane Creek, and the Seneca Caverns. We also traveled to Nelsonville to ride the Hocking Hills Canopy Tour zip-line and the Toledo Zoo to visit the Karner Blue Butterfly project. We have canoed the Black Fork, the Mohican, the Walhonding, the Hocking, and the Muskingum Rivers. This is a very active group of self-motivated and environmentally conscious young people.
Becoming a Junior Naturalist
Junior Naturalists must be students ages 13-18 years old. The program's calendar year is February-November, so students who are interested in the program will be invited to apply in January. If you are interested in becoming a Junior Naturalists or want to learn more about the program, please use the link below.