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Bayfield County

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Training Dates

June 12 - June 17, 2023


Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center

29270 Co Hwy G

Ashland, WI 54806



Becky Sapper

Emily Stone


Join us in Bayfield County! The Cable Natural History Museum and Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center are partnering once again to offer a week-long (Monday – Saturday) Wisconsin Master Naturalist training. This schedule allows local and out-of-town participants the opportunity to take the Master Naturalist training during a condensed time frame. This is an active training with field portions incorporated into each day, including on- and off-trail hiking and experiences on the water. We will take you across Bayfield County from Cable to Bayfield and many areas in between, exploring glacial features, waterfalls, barrens, and estuaries. You’ll get an up-close look at northern Wisconsin while banding birds, investigating landforms, identifying plants, and exploring the Lake Superior fisheries. You will be responsible for your own transportation or carpooling to a variety of sites within 45 minutes of Ashland on paved and gravel roads. Lodging near Ashland/Washburn is the most centric to the travel throughout the week.

The Wisconsin Master Naturalist program is a network of well-informed volunteers dedicated to conservation service, leadership, and lifelong learning. The Master Naturalist training provides 40 hours of education in a variety of natural history topics and Master Naturalist service areas. Through expert-led trainings, Master Naturalists are equipped to address challenges facing the state by making positive impacts through stewardship, citizen science, and educational activities. Trainings have an emphasis on outdoor field experiences with some classroom instruction and are taught by professional natural resources educators and scientists. Once trained, Wisconsin Master Naturalists record 40 hours of service and 8 hours of advanced training each year to maintain certification and receive a recognition pin.




Monday, June 12th: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, June 13th: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, June 14th: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, June 15th: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, June 16th: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, June 17th: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Class Size



To be a certified Master Naturalist, you will be required to:

  • Attend regularly. Only four hours of training may be missed.
  • Be 18 years old or older.
  • Travel in personal vehicles as necessary to reach different learning sites throughout the training, unless transportation is provided by the host.
  • Complete a small training project.

** Master Naturalist Trainings are primarily outdoor learning experiences which may include extended periods of standing, hiking on both flat paths and off-trails with inclines, and a variety of weather conditions. If you have questions about the activity level of the training, please contact the program office info@wimasternaturalist.org prior to registering.

Financial Hardship

The Wisconsin Master Naturalist program believes that finances should not be a barrier to learning. Reduced registration fees are available for those who indicate the fee is a hardship. Reduced fees will be available during the registration process at a self-selected rate of either $200, $150, or $100. Our hope is that by participating in the Master Naturalist program you are able to give back your time to organizations that need your help. And if your financial situation changes in the future that you’ll consider a donation back to our program.

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