Youth Conservation Education

Our Youth Conservation Education Programs are geared toward children 5 to 12 years old. Our goal is to get the younger generation off the couch and outside. We want today’s youth to become interested in and learn about conservation issues, experience nature and all the wonder it has to offer.

We host five interactive, fun, educational, hands on programs per year. Past events have included: Woodland Animals, Bee Keeping, Birds in Winter nature hike, Save our Stream water sampling, Fishing day, American Chestnuts orchard visit, Geode Cracking and Minerals, and a fall hike and marshmallow roast. We are already planning fun events for next season.

Our events are popular; generally having between 30 and 80 participants of varying age attend. The programs are geared towards children ages 5 - 12 but all ages are welcome. Older students are encouraged to earn SSL hours by assisting with the events or by participating.

Jr. Youth Conservation events are open to IWLA members and their families along with the public. Most events are free or require a small fee to cover materials.