Volunteer Training, Hartman Creek State Park, Waupaca; begins April 22, 2017

Friends of Hartman Creek State Park and Hartman Creek State Park will partner to offer the Master Naturalist Volunteer training course over the span of five Saturdays this spring.  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.

Schedule: Saturdays, April 22, 29, May 13, 20, June 3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  (NOTE:  on 2/20/17, the course schedule changed due to instructor availability.  Please check your calendars against this new schedule)

Fee: $250 includes all class materials and a one-year membership with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin.  Bring your own lunch.

Location: Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, WI  54981

Questions?: info@wimasternaturalist.org

PLEASE NOTE - Course participants that want to be certified Master Naturalist Volunteers will be required to:

  • Read a good deal of material in preparation for each class.
  • Attend at least 90% of classroom time and all field study.
  • Participate in field trips, even in inclement weather.
    • Some travel in personal vehicles may be necessary to reach field trip locations.
    • Some field trips may involve some moderate activity on uneven terrain. Please consult with the program office (info@wimasternaturalist.org) before registering if you have concerns.
  • Complete a capstone project during the course.


  • Registration deadline is April 14, 2017.
  • Class size is limited to 20 participants.
  • Course cancellation policies:
    • If a registrant cancels his/her registration for this course prior to April 14, 2017, s/he will receive a full refund less a $25 administrative fee. No refund will be made if a registrant cancels after the course deadline (4/14/17).
    • The Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program reserves the right to cancel a course if fewer than 10 people register by the registration deadline. If the program cancels the course, all registrants will receive a full refund.

Course Dates: 

Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Jun 03 2017 except Sat May 06 2017, Sat May 27 2017.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, May 20, 2017 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
8:00am to 5:00pm


Mary Trainor and Sue Eiler