WRN Teens

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Help the Environment!
Learn More about Nature!

Are you a high school student who is keen to earn volunteer hours & help the environment?

We are starting our second year of amazing projects with local environmental partners. We meet once or twice a month, mostly on Saturdays.

We meet at a different place each time since we partner with various local environmental organizations like:

the Grand River Conservation Authority,
rare Charitable Research Reserve in Cambridge,
and the City of Kitchener Natural Areas.

Some projects in our first year have been turtle nesting protection and invasive plant management. Some learning opportunities have been winter tracking, an owl prowl, bird banding, and a visit to the University of Waterloo ecology lab. We've recently taken on a salamander monitoring project. There are many more projects and outings to come!

It’s easy to join! Register and pay the $25 registration fee using the button below. Once we hear from you, we’ll keep you up-to-date on all our upcoming projects. For more info, write to Marg Paré at teens@waterlooregionnature.ca

If you register after April, your registration fee covers the next fall and winter as well.

Can’t wait to meet you and get to work!
Marg Paré for the WRN Teens Planning Committee

Register and Pay Online:

Teens' families are responsible for transportation to the project sites.  As we will be participating in outdoor work projects, there is some risk involved.  Parents or guardians will be asked to sign a waiver to indicate they accept the risks and do not hold WRN responsible.

Personal information will be used by Waterloo Region Nature (WRN) for administrative purposes only and will not be distributed or sold to other parties. WRN will use your email address for notices, such as program reminders, cancellations or changes, special outings, and renewal reminders. By registering for WRN Teens, you consent to WRN publishing event photos that you may appear in. To opt out, email your request to teens@waterlooregionnature.ca.

Upcoming Events

  • WRN Teens – Stream Restoration

    We'll be doing stream restoration at "rare" Charitable Research Reserve.

    Saturday, September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • WRN Teens – Buckthorn Pull

    We'll be removing invasive buckthorn plants at Laurel Creek Nature Centre.

    Saturday, October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Laurel Creek Nature Centre
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Recent Events

WRN Teens – Buckthorn

On Saturday June 8, 2019, WRN Teens learned how to identify European Buckthorn and then got busy pulling it.

WRN Kids & Teens – SpruceHaven

On Saturday May 4, 2019, WRN Kids and Teens were invited to SpruceHaven Farm for bird-banding, wildflower study and tree planting.