Carpenter Nature Center, St. Croix County Parks, The Friends of Willow River & Kinnickinnic State Parks, Tropical Wings, and The Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center are partnering to offer the Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer Training Course. The classes will be held on the 3rd Saturday of the month starting on March 17th and ending on October 20th (see dates below).
Friends of Hartman Creek and Hartman Creek State Park will partner to offer the Master Naturalist Volunteer training course over the span of five Saturdays this spring. Classes will be held at the park’s heated shelter and field trips will occur every Saturday, mostly within the park boundaries. Learn more about the Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program, a statewide effort to promote awareness, understanding and stewardship of Wisconsin's natural resources. Learn more about the Volunteer Training Course requirements.
The Prairie Enthusiasts (TPE) is hosting a field based course at Mounds View Grasslands, a 530 acre property owned by TPE located south of Blue Mounds. Site includes remnant prairies, prairie plantings, prairie seed production beds, woodlands, streams and wetlands. Our classroom base will be the rustic Shurch-Thomson barn, a working barn for research and prairie restoration. Topics of the course will include geology, soils, plant communities, watersheds, mammals and prairie pollinators. A wealth of guest experts will join us.
Friends of Kohler-Andrae State Park will offer the Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer Training course beginning in May 2018. Learn more about the Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program, a statewide effort to promote awareness, understanding and stewardship of Wisconsin's natural resources. Learn more about the Volunteer Training Course requirements.
The Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy is hosting a Master Naturalist Course in Middleton beginning June 21, 2018. The course will include some classroom time, but will focus mostly on outdoor experiences in the Pheasant Branch Conservancy and field trips to other exceptional sites for learning in our topic areas. Many experts will be sharing their knowledge, research, tips, tricks and inspiration with us as they lead or present parts of the course. The Conservancy includes 500 acres of remnant and seeded prairie, oak savanna, woodlands, springs, wetlands, and stream corridors.
Friends of Urban Nature (FUN), a coalition of Madison Parks, Friends groups, and Nature groups, is happy to offer its 3rd annual Summer Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer Training course. Held on a series of Saturdays in July and August, this course offers a special focus on learning about Nature Recreation, Nature Education, Nature Restoration, Natural Health, and Connecting Communities and Kids with Nature.
Camp Y-Koda Outdoor Skills and Education will host a Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer training course on Thursdays, in August and September. Participants will visit the Ice Age Center with Naturalist Jackie Scharfenberg, and Maywood Environmental Park in Sheboygan with Executive Director and Naturalist David Kuckuk, as well as visiting many other natural areas in and around Sheboygan County with retired wildlife biologist Steve Klock and Dale Katsma and Environmental Educator Sarah De Zwarte.
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center will provide training about the natural history of Wisconsin through classroom instruction, field experience and two off-site field trips. Learn more about the Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program, a statewide effort to promote awareness, understanding and stewardship of Wisconsin's natural resources. Learn more about the Volunteer Training Course requirements.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum will offer their second Master Naturalist Volunteer training course in August and September 2018. The course will run on six Thursday evenings with three Saturday field experiences. The course will be primarily at the UW Madiosn Arboretum, plus some nearby field trips. There will be an emphasis on ecosystems and water during the volunteer training course. UW-Madison Arboretum has a network of experienced instructors and volunteers who invite you join them to learn more about Wisconsin's natural resources and volunteer opportunities.