Campton4th-gradeSince 2009 the Quincy Bog Natural Area has sponsored a Junior Naturalist Program. Whether you are teacher, mentor, caregiver or parent, this program is a great way to experience the Bog and spend meaningful time outdoors with a young person or a classroom of children. The Junior Naturalist Activity Book is full of pictures, illustrations, interesting facts, and activities for kids of all ages. Recently revised, it continues to focus on the three main habitats at the Bog. Additions include a new watershed section, the role that wetlands play in watershed ecology, and new activities for grades K-8, like connecting children to nature using their senses.

The program is straightforward and designed to accommodate a variety of ages. You can download the Activity Book here to take a look and print it out for use. The goal of the material is to foster awareness and understanding about Quincy Bog and to empower young folks to protect special places like the Quincy Bog Natural Area. You can download the Activity Book and get started right away if you want.

During July and August, stop by the Nature Center any day from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to get your copy of the Junior Naturalist Activity Book. Following the activities in the guide might be stretched out over a few visits or completed in a single visit. The program is flexible with different requirements for different ages.

To become a Junior Naturalist children also complete a service project, which can be as simple as picking up trash on the trails or sharing knowledge about the Bog with friends and family. Kids can even develop a Quincy Bog service project of their own. When the activities and a service project are finished, bring the book to the Nature Center, where a friendly Bog Host on duty will check the workbook and provide kids with a Junior Naturalist badge, or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 786-2553 to make arrangements.

Teachers should contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 786-2553 for more information and to schedule an on-site visit with their classroom.


Download your Junior Naturalist Activity Book: Activity Book


The 3rd graders at the Warren Village School created this wonderful video about Bog inhabitants and their habitats. Thank you Warren Village School for sharing this with us!