Volunteer Training, Friends of Hartman Creek State Park, Waupaca; begins April 21, 2018

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.

Schedule: Saturdays, April 21-May 19, 2018, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Bring your own lunch.

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

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:

  • 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 6, 2018 
  • Class size is limited to 18 participants.
  • Course cancellation policies: o If a registrant cancels his/her registration for this course prior to April 6, 2018, 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 (04/04/2018).
  • 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.
  • Registration opens January 2018

Course Dates: 

Repeats every week every Saturday 5 times.
Saturday, April 21, 2018 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, April 28, 2018 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018 -
8:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
8:00am to 5:00pm


Mary Trainor and Sue Eiler