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Weekend Youth Naturalist Program
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This program will take place at Sumner Peck Ranch, located just north of the River Center on Friant Road (a map will be included in your confirmation upon registration). Please provide a water bottle and mask for your child(ren). Hand sanitizer will be provided.

  • Nature Walk: enjoy the beautiful Sumner Peck Ranch! Together we will explore riparian habitat as well as farm land, learning about the importance the River brings to local agriculture. If time permits, we will even take a trip to the 300+ year old Valley Oak Tree!
  • Creepy Crawly River Critters: Take turns with fellow naturalists to try your hand at catching some aquatic macroinvertebrates! Together we will become scientists and do our best to identify the critters we catch in the San Joaquin. So many creatures count on aquatic macroinvertebrates to survive. Including salmon!
  • Hooks and Ladders (Salmon Run): Dive right into the life cycle of a salmon with this high energy game! Travel through the difficulties salmon face in their migration to the ocean, and then back to the San Joaquin to spawn.
  • Sniffin’ Salmon: Salmon make it back to where they were born to reproduce using their sense of smell to guide the way! Do you think your nose is strong enough to guide you? Let’s find out!

This adventure requires your child to be between the ages of 6 and 9 to participate.  Please note that there is a $15.00 fee per child and advanced registration with online payment is required for participation (please only select the number of CHILD participants when registering). 

Click here to register today!

Location Sumner Peck Ranch



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