The Young Naturalist NOTICES



We are thrilled to announce that The Young Naturalist is the WINNER of the small business category of the 2021 Canon Oceania Grants.

We would like to thank our wonderful supporters and the wider community for voting for The Young Naturalist and supporting our mission “to bring biodiversity to life and connect children with Nature”.

We wish to express our sincere thanks to #CanonAustralia for providing this incredible opportunity and for sharing The Young Naturalist’s vision “to nurture the future custodians of our Natural World.”


The Young Naturalist is in the NEWS -The Leader-

“Sutherland Shire’s The Young Naturalist has won a Canon Oceania Grant for Small Business, with cash and camera prizes to help young people document nature.”

https://www.the leader.com.au/story/74440870/kids-nature-workshop-enterprise-wins-canon-cash-and-products/?cs=12

The Young Naturalist is offering a FREE online workshop

‘Investigating Biodiversity in the Littoral Rainforest’

AVAILABLE throughout Term 4. Book via ‘Connect with us’ form.

Journey into the littoral rainforest to investigate the extraordinary diversity of plants, insects, fungi & animals that inhabit this unique ecosystem.
-Includes Ecosystem Activity Sheet-


The Young Naturalist is delighted to share that Co-founder, Dr Fiona Benyon won the Saving our Species ‘Name our Species’ Competition for the endangered wattle- Acacia meiantha. This gorgeous species will now be commonly known as Barradam-bang or Bright Star wattle!

Fiona was truly honoured to have inspired the naming of this wattle species, which recognises the indigenous Wiradjuri connection to an endangered relative of our National Floral Emblem- the golden wattle; a symbol of unity, remembrance and reflection.

See: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6709097758747443200/
Image Credit- Gavin Phillips, DPIE.

Our Programs

Biodiversity Under the Microscope

Biodiversity Citizen Science with iNaturalist

Creating Biodiverse Habitats

Photo:”The excitement of a Young Naturalist as he uses different methods to magnify and view the eggs of a violet-winged stick insect, Didymuria violescens, cicada shells and the Australian Leaf Insect (Phyllium monteithi), in our ‘Biodiversity Under the Microscope’ workshop.”

Our Vision
To nurture the future custodians of our Natural World by providing the scientific skills, knowledge and language for children to investigate, understand and connect with Nature.

Our Focus
To lead children on journeys of discovery in our Natural World, through scientific investigation and Nature discovery; shaping their worldview and creating experiences that last a lifetime.

The Young Naturalist

The Young Naturalist is a social enterprise providing children’s science-based Nature education programs.

Connect with us

Dr Fiona H. L. Benyon

(+61) 423 052 692

Dr Aniuzka Kazandjian

(+61) 497 761 326

The Young Naturalist Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which we meet. We pay respect to Ancestors and Elders, past, present and future and recognise their unique cultural and spiritual relationship with this land. We celebrate the contributions of First Nations people to Australia.

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