Volunteer Training, Schlitz Audubon Center, Milwaukee; REGISTRATION CLOSED

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center will provide training about the natural history of Wisconsin through classroom instruction, field experience and two off-site field trips.  

The Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program is a network of well-informed citizens dedicated to conservation education and service within Wisconsin communities.  The Master Naturalist 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 maintain their certification and receive a recognition pin.

Schedule: NOTE:  Effective 4/23/18, schedule has been adjusted to avoid Labor Day weekend conflicts.  Please review all dates to ensure your availability.  Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5:30-8 p.m., August 21-September 27, 2018, with two mandatory Saturday field trips, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., September 8 and 15.   

 Exact dates and times:

  • Tuesday, August 21, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 23, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 28, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 30, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 6, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 8, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 13, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 15, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 18, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 20, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 25, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 27, 5:30-8 p.m.

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

Location: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee, WI  53217

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 August 10, 2018.
  • Course capacity:  20
  • Course cancellation policies:
    • If a registrant cancels his/her registration for this course prior to August 10, 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 (8/10/18).
    • 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: 

Monday, December 31, 2018 - 5:30pm


Don Quintenz, Tom Finley, Michelle Allison, Corinne Palmer, Cassie Rincon