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?

Some projects in our first year were turtle nesting protection and invasive plant management. Some learning opportunities were winter tracking, an owl prowl, bird banding, and a visit to the University of Waterloo ecology lab. We got launched with an ongoing salamander monitoring project.

In our second year, we started out with some amazing projects with local environmental partners - stream restoration, removing invasive plants, planting native seeds, building nesting boxes, and learning how to use nature identification apps. Later we participated in a number of virtual sessions with experts on environmental careers, protecting pollinators, owl research and banding, salamanders, nature photography, tree identification, hatching baby turtles, and native seed collection and propagation.

The usual registration fee is $25, but that has been waived for the 2021-2022 membership year. Teens can register for free.

We usually 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.

It’s easy to join! Register 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

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

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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.

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