Naturalist Challenge Badge

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Demonstrate your knowledge and skill in the field of natural science with emphasis on outdoor activity.


  1. In a presentation of your choosing, explain the meaning of: balance of nature, migration, life cycle, niche, community and food web.
  2. Identify 15 trees or shrubs, 10 non-woody plants, 10 birds, and 10 mammals native to your area.
  3. In the field, if possible, identify 20 species in any category of your choice: mammals, reptiles, fish, plants, birds, trees, butterflies, moths, or other insects. Know the habitat, migratory patterns, distinctive behaviour, and life cycle of each species in the category you have chosen.
Pre-2011 version

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Under the program revitalization effort of the Canadian Path, this article is no longer be applicable to the current program.
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