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-Madison 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.
Friends of Hartman Creek and Hartman Creek State Park will partner to offer the Master Naturalist Volunteer training course in one week. Classes will be held at the park’s shelter and field trips will occur every day, mostly within the park boundaries.
The Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program (WIMN) is a network of well-informed citizens dedicated to conservation education and service within Wisconsin communities. The WIMN Volunteer Training Course provides 40 hours of coursework in natural history, interpretation, and conservation stewardship. Courses combine classroom instruction with field experiences and are taught by professional natural resources educators and scientists. Once trained, Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteers provide 40 hours of service and take 8 hours of advanced training each year to receive their WIMN pin.
Wisconsin Master Naturalist Training at Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center offers a unique location steeped in 75 years of education and training in the field of ecological conservation. Located on the Wisconsin River in the Upper Dells, participants will put training into practice at our 300 acre facility, including 200 acre Blackhawk island, situated in the Wisconsin River.