Do you have a fascination with NATIVE ANIMALS and NATURE – mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, insects, spiders and so much more?

How about dinosaurs, crystals, geology, shells, marine life … anything to do with the wonderful world of nature?

Then Junior Field Naturalists SA is the club for you!

Get involved

Come and join us for our monthly gatherings and our field trips with this club for nature enthusiasts aged 6 to 14. Parents attend meetings and field trips with their children and are responsible for their supervision.

JFN Patron

Professor Chris Daniels

What do we do?

Monthly Meetings

A different guest speaker gives a presentation at each monthly meeting. Topics cover a huge range of animals and nature such as bats, frogs, fossils, sharks, the stars and planets, and life in Antarctica, to name a few. Where possible, specimens relevant to the topic are brought to the meeting.

Show and Tell

Children are encouraged to bring along any interesting specimens relevant to the topic (eg fossils or insects) for a “show-and-tell”.

Field Trips

A number of field trips are held each year, ranging from bird banding and fungi forays to geology excursions and special visits to wildlife parks.

When and where do we meet?

We generally meet on the last Tuesday of each month from February to November.
Meetings start at 7.00pm and finish at around 8.15pm.

We meet at the Bellevue Heights Primary School, Vaucluse Crescent, Bellevue Heights SA 5050.
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While monthly meetings are held at the school premises, club activities are not organised or sponsored by the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) and DECD accepts no responsibility or liability for services or activities organised or provided by Junior Field Naturalists SA.