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Registration for Junior Naturalist Program Opens July 8

Join Friends of Jensen-Olson Arboretum and explore the outdoors as a Junior Naturalist on Saturday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This free program invites families to unlock their inner naturalist by learning how to make nature journals, draw sound maps, and discover new ways to connect with nature. Register online through the Parks & Recreation registration catalog starting Monday, July 8 at noon. 20 spaces are available and a waitlist will open once registration is full. The program is geared to naturalists age 6-12, but all ages are welcome. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.

For information about location and access, visit the Arboretum website. For questions about the Junior Naturalist program, contact FJOA Education Coordinator Brooke Field at [email protected].

Summer Swim Lesson Registration is Open

Summer swim lesson registration is open through the Parks & Rec registration catalog for Parent Tot (6 months–3 years, with an adult), Preschool (3-5 years), and Youth (6-12 years). Registrations will not be taken over the phone or in person. Each session costs $70-80 depending on the number of classes in the session and classes are available at both Dimond Park Aquatic Center and Augustus G. Brown Swimming Pool. For more information including available classes, schedules, and locations, go to the Juneau Pools tab in the registration catalog.

Please be aware that swimmers must meet the registration prerequisites to register for any classes beyond Level 1. Swimmers who have not attended a Juneau Pools swim lesson placement session or passed the preceding class within the last six months will not be able to register for upper level classes.  If you would like to schedule swim lesson level placement testing for your child, please contact us at 907-586-0839 x4148.