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

Door County

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Training Dates

April 12 - May 31, 2024


The Clearing Folk School

12171 Garrett Bay Rd

Ellison Bay, WI 54210



Tammy Musiel

Nancy Aten

Terrie Cooper

Dan Collins

Coggin Heeringa

Karen Newbern

Paige Witek


The Door County Master Naturalist training will be a 40-hour series of class and field experiences that present a consistent, statewide perspective on Wisconsin’s natural resources, ecological processes, and conservation issues. Utilizing hiking trails to various Door County geologic formations and sensitive ecological areas, pond and river interactive activities, archaeological-type identification, and more, we will learn about our natural world and conservation with a Door County focus.

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 12th: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, April 19th: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, April 26th: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, May 3rd: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, May 10th: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, May 17th: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday, May 31st: 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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