Youth Naturalist Institute

Youth Naturalist Institute

Are you interested in environmental science and the natural world? Join us and other middle school students as we explore nature and conduct in-lab and outdoor investigations related to special topics in environmental science. Students grades 5–8 (suggested ages 10–13) meet museum scientists, ask original questions to extend our investigations, and run public activities for museum visitors to share their discoveries.

Get your middle school student outside and exploring 3 of the 4 seasons – fall, winter, and spring – with Carnegie Museum of Natural History!

Pricing and Registration
Registration required by January 20, 2015
$120 (Members $100)
Contact Program Registration at 412.622.3288 or email Payment is due at time of registration.

Upcoming Program

Extreme Events
For grades 5–8 (Suggested ages 10–13)

Learn about natural disasters, recovery, and resilience throughout geologic time and in the modern era. Conduct experiments that explore the geologic processes behind earthquakes, volcanoes, flash floods, and more. Study the resilient responses of plants and animals to these extreme events. Showcase your discoveries for museum visitors through public activities about effects of natural disasters.

Meets Saturdays, 1–3 p.m.
January 24, January 31, February 7+, February 14, February 21+, and February 28
+Leadership Board meets noon–1 p.m. on these dates

Youth Naturalist Institute Leadership Board

Help us make the Youth Naturalist Institute great! The Leadership Board meets from noon–1 p.m. before select class sessions. If you are interested in helping maintain our Facebook photos and plan future activities, ask for a Leadership Board application when you register.