Due to construction, the Ralph Ellison Library and Southern Oaks Library are providing curbside services only until further notice. Watch our website for updates about their reopening.

Due to inclement weather, all Metro Library locations are closed Wed, 10/28.


All Metro Library locations are in the "Grab & Go" stage. In this stage, customers can come into a library to use a computer, print/copy/fax/scan, and briefly browse the shelves. Masks are required for entry into library facilities. Customers without a mask will be served by curbside service. Click here for more information.

Budding Naturalists

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Program Type:

Science & STEAM

Age Group:

This event is part of a series. Visit the first event in the series to register.
Registration for this event is no longer open.
Allowed Ages: 5 to 12

Program Description

Event Description

Ready to get outside and explore the world around you? Join us for a 4-week series where we'll teach you the basics of being a naturalist - someone who studies plants and animals. We'll meet weekly on Zoom to discuss each week's activities, and then you'll have a few related tasks to complete between sessions to earn your Budding Naturalist certificate!

Kits may be picked up at any of the Community Libraries (Choctaw, Harrah, Jones, Luther, or Nicoma Park). Please state in the "Special Notes" field which library you would like to pick up at; the default is Choctaw.

You will need some common household items for each week's activities, which will be noted on the kit when you pick it up. The kit will contain separate bags of supplies for each week's activities and will be labeled.


We can only guarantee one kit per registrant.  If you have multiple children needing a kit, please register them individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Do not use the Special Notes section to add additional registrants.  

Thank you for your help!

This event is an online event offered through video and web conferencing software.  If you register for this program, you will be emailed the link to connect digitally.   Please note, you may need to install an app or computer application to attend this program.  If you have any issues connecting, please reach out to