A group of people in a wooded area sifting through the dirt

Door County

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Training Dates

April 14 - May 26, 2023


The Clearing Folk School

12171 Garrett Bay Rd

Ellison Bay, WI 54210



Coggin Heeringa

Tammy Musiel

Terrie Cooper

Dan Collins

Nancy Aten

Karen Newbern


The Clearing Folk School, the Door County Land Trust, Crossroads at Big Creek, and the Land Restoration School are partnering to offer the Wisconsin Master Naturalist Training. The training will be held weekly on Fridays starting on April 14 and ending on May 26, 2023. Experts from a variety of disciplines will be sharing their knowledge, research, tips, tricks, and inspiration with us throughout the training. There will be some classroom time, but we will focus mostly on local and regional field experiences that will highlight exceptional sites in the Door County peninsula. These Door County locations will help illustrate the topics covered in the Master Naturalist training guide including geology, ecology, plant communities, wildlife, water, aquatic life, weather & climate, natural history, and human connections to develop informed volunteers to serve within our community in education/interpretation, stewardship and/or citizen science.

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.


Friday, April 14th: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, April 21st: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, April 28th: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, May 5th: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, May 12th: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, May 19th: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, May 26th: 9:00 am - 4:00 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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