ACR is pleased to welcome the 2017 Juniper Junior Naturalist Training class! Now in its 24th year, the Juniper Program provides training for 30 budding naturalists who were identified by docents during a school program field trip. This year we’ve added an entire additional training day, growing the training from five to six Saturdays – by including a day of Stewardship & Leadership.

Once they have completed their training, Junipers are invited to assist with field research and stewardship projects, and they serve as co-leaders for nature walks for Preserve visitors. Come for a nature walk and meet our fabulous Junipers!

Funding for the Juniper Program is provided in part by Community Foundation Sonoma County and Keysight Technologies Foundation.     

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Director of Stewardship Jeanne Wirka welcomed the new class and their families to the Bouverie Preserve, which hosts the 6-Saturday training course.

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The first week of training included an introduction hike on Bouverie Preserve led by docents and Juniper youth leaders.