Volunteer Training, Wehr Nature Center, Franklin; begins March 27, 2017

Wehr Nature Center will offer the Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer training course in 2017.  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:  Monday evenings, 5:30-8:30 p.m., March 27-May 15, 2017.  Also, full-day field trips will be held April 22 and May 6 - you must attend both field trips to be certified.

Fee:  The course fee is $250 and includes all state program class materials and a one-year membership with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin.  Wehr Nature Center will be collecting an additional $15 material fee to be paid directly to Friends of Wehr on the first day of class.

Location:  Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin, WI 53132

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 March 18, 2017.
  • Course cancellation policies:
    •  If a registrant cancels his/her registration for this course prior to March 18, 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 (March 18, 2017).
    • 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, March 27, 2017 - 5:30pm


Howard Aprill, Wehr Nature Center