Junior Naturalists is a youth summer program, run by the Lussier Family Heritage Center, designed to prepare future leaders in conservation through exploration in our County Parks. The program has been made possible by generous grant funding from American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation, secured by the Foundation. Junior Naturalists started in summer 2021 and is set for a second summer of programming in 2022.
The program will prepare two cohorts of youth, ages 12-14 and 9-11, as future leaders in conservation and natural resource management through hands-on exploration of the flora and fauna in our parks. Participants will explore prairies, woodlands and wetlands in William G. Lunney Lake Farm Park, and learn about the many wildlife species that make their home there.
The Foundation is proud to provide support to the Junior Naturalists program as part of our mission to promote people's use, connection and access to nature. Providing opportunities for youth to learn about and connect to nature can spark a life-long interest in the outdoors and serves to strengthen our community's ties to the Dane County Parks System.
Thank you, Dreams Foundation, for their commitment to educational equity in learning and academic achievement and support of our Foundation.
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Junior Naturalists Program
The Junior Naturalists program is a youth summer program designed to prepare future leaders in conservation through exploration in our parks.