Assist with Habitat Restoration at Duke Farms and learn Stewardship on a smaller scale at your own home.
Junior Naturalists will spend one Sunday afternoon per month exploring the wonders of nature at Duke Farms with an experienced environmental educator. Through games, classroom and outdoor activities, we will explore the life histories and habitats of our resident feathered and furry friends.
Duke Farms is home to a pair of bald eagles! Using our Eagle Cam, we will follow eagle chicks as they grow, eat, and eventually leave the nest. Through games and classroom activities, we will explore the life, behavior, and diets of eagles. These programs are designed for families with children in grades K-6. At least 1 adult must accompany each child during this program, with no more than two adults accompanying each child. Please note that we cannot accommodate any children who are not currently in Kindergarten. This includes the younger siblings of any registered K through 6 participants as well as any toddlers or babies in arms, carriers, slings or strollers.
Have you ever wondered about where your veggies come from? Maybe you thought about planting a garden but you don’t know how to get started. Become a Junior Gardener and you will learn that growing your own veggies is easy and fun and they taste delicious! Duke Farms Garden Educators will show our junior gardeners how to take care of the soil, grow and harvest veggies such as sugar peas, sweet carrots, colorful lettuces and plump Jersey tomatoes and then taste the food that we are growing! This “seed to fork” experience will surely make a lasting impression on your junior gardener. Classes take place outdoors in the Duke Farms Community Garden.