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Junior Park Naturalist

Teachers, Educators, Group Leaders, Home Schoolers

covers of the Junior Park Naturalists booklets

You can start your Junior Park Naturalist program with your kids before your state park visit by downloading the Biome booklet of your choice; Pinelands, Hardwoods, or Prairie.  The activities can be done in any park, school forest, or nearby natural area. To complete the program, visit any Minnesota State Park to attend a program or complete a service project.  You will then receive a free patch and certificate.

Not able to visit a Minnesota State Park?

The booklets are here on this page for you to download, print and use.  You can print some or all of the activities for use in your curriculum or complete the entire program except for attending a park program or completing a park service project.  We have also included a download for the Certificates that you are free to use. If you desire a free patch for Junior Park Naturalist achievers, you will need to make a state park visit. If you wish to award patches without a state park visit, you can purchase patches for $1.00 each and a certificate will be included along with each patch purchase.  Call 651-259-5607 to purchase patches.

Download a booklet or certificate

State Park Explorer series