Become a Junior Naturalist
The Junior Naturalist Activity Book is a great way to explore and learn about nature all around you.
Nature is everywhere, whether you're in a Three Rivers Park, around your home or school, or walking down the street. This self-guided activity book helps you discover more about the natural environment and what steps you can take to preserve it for the future.
Learn about ecosystem connections, habitats, pollinators, different types of recreation and much more. No matter the season or your location, there's an activity for you.
Get the Activity Book
Pick it up
Activity books are currently at the following Three Rivers Parks locations:
- Administrative Center (3000 Xenium Lane N., Plymouth, MN 55441)
- Baker Campground (2309 Baker Park Road, Maple Plain, MN 55359)
- Cleary Lake Regional Park (18106 Texas Ave, Prior Lake, MN 55372)
- Eastman Nature Center (13351 Elm Creek Road, Maple Grove, MN 55369)
- French Visitor Center (12605 Rockford Road, Plymouth, MN 55441)
- Gale Woods Farm (7210 County Road 110 W., Minnetrista, MN 55364)
- Hyland Lake Visitor Center (10145 E. Bush Lake Road, Bloomington, MN 55438)
- The Landing (2187 County Road 101, Shakopee, MN 55379)
- Lowry Nature Center (7025 Nature Center Drive, Victoria, MN 55386)
- Mississippi Gateway Regional Park Visitor Center (10360 W. River Road, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444)
- Richardson Nature Center (8737 E. Bush Lake Road, Bloomington, MN 55438)
- Silverwood Park (2500 County Rd E., St. Anthony, MN 55421)
Print it out
Download the booklet to print for yourself:
Versión en español
Looking for stickers?
Collect all 20 Junior Naturalist stickers by visiting each park! Some locations are only open seasonally, but you can find those stickers at another nearby park. Check out this list to see which locations provide which stickers.
The activity book was made possible in part thanks to the support of the Three Rivers Park District Foundation. Visit their website to learn how you can change lives outdoors.
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Join us as we wander from park to park and discuss the stories of the past, the nature in our present, and how they have shaped our parks.
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Digital Press Kit for Media
Promotional materials for media use below.
- Junior Naturalist cover images: English | Spanish/En español
- Three Rivers Parks District logos: Download .zip file
- Junior Naturalist social media images: Download .zip file