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June 3 - June 8, 2019
Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek, WI 54742
Beaver Creek Reserve, located near beautiful Fall Creek, WI (20 minutes from Eau Claire) is hosting a Master Naturalist Training for the second year in a row. The training promises to be an exciting experience with talks by local experts on invasive plants, animal ecology, forest ecology, geology, wetland diversity, astronomy and many more topics. The training will also include field trips to several locations to learn more about native ecology, soils and our local surroundings. This class is a fantastic opportunity for you if you’ve ever wanted to expand your knowledge base surrounding natural resources. Beaver Creek has no shortage of volunteer opportunities for you after the class is finished. We have volunteer opportunities such as assisting with our butterfly house and helping with our Discovery Room. We hope to see you in June!
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. Trainings 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.
Monday, June 3rd: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, June 4th: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, June 5th: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, June 6th: 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
* *This will be a long day and will include an evening astronomy program. There will be breaks throughout the day.
Friday, June 7th: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, June 8th: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
To be a certified Master Naturalist, you will be required to:
- Attend regularly. Only four hours of training may be missed.
- Participate in field trips, even in inclement weather.
- Travel in personal vehicles as necessary to reach field trip locations.
- Experience moderate activity on uneven terrain. Please consult with the program office firstname.lastname@example.org before registering if you have you have questions about accessibility.
- Complete a capstone project during the course.
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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