Welcome

Does your family love exploring and learning about nature?

Do your kids want to meet other kids who love nature?

We are a FREE nature club geared toward youth and their families. Our programs run from September through June. At Club events, learn from expert naturalists, explore local parks & trails, and experience many fascinating natural phenomena.

Our presentations and field trips are led by volunteer adult naturalists and guest scientists. Our events are age-appropriate, engaging and interactive. Here’s what we are talking about…

Discover Nova Scotia’s natural history and learn naturalist skills

A focus of the Club is teaching young naturalists to identify many of the amazing wild plants and animals (and lichens, and mushrooms, and more…) that surround us in Nova Scotia. We learn how to use basic naturalist equipment such as magnifying loupes, binoculars, and field guides. Members get to connect with keen adult naturalists who share their love of exploring nature.

Join us at a YNC event near you

Our chapters have regular meeting times each month, but attendance at each event is not necessary to stay in the Club. Come to all of our meetings and field trips, or just those that fit your family’s schedule. See our chapter locations and upcoming events in the menus on the right.

The next YNC chapter?

If you are interested in starting a Young Naturalists Club Chapter in your community, contact us! We’ll help you get started and support you as you grow. Please contact the YNC Coordinator.

Grown-up Naturalists

If you would like to volunteer as a guest presenter, field trip leader or by helping out at your local Chapter, let us know.