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Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary

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Training Dates

August 12 - August 18, 2023


Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary

N2384 Hunt Hill Rd

Sarona, WI 54870



Thom Gerst

Michael Lins

Aruna Ahluwalia


Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary is situated on nearly 600 acres of mixed forest with four lakes. We have a large, relatively new lecture hall as well as a library for indoor classes while outdoor teaching areas abound. We have some of the most beautiful and unique habitats found in Wisconsin: fens/bogs, old growth forests, meadow, restored native prairie and seven miles of hiking trails. Our knowledgeable and dynamic teachers will have you completing your certification with the sentiment that this was one of the best weeks you’ve ever had. Hunt Hill is a residential camp with kitchen facilities. For the most immersive experience, we encourage participants to stay on site during the training. We will offer meal and lodging options at an additional a reasonable cost payable to Hunt Hill. For those who may be interested, contact the Hunt Hill Program Coordinator, Sage Dunham, at contract@hunthill.org or call (715)635-6543 for more information.

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.


Saturday, August 12th

Sunday, August 13th

Monday, August 14th

Tuesday, August 15th

Wednesday, August 16th

Thursday, August 17th

Friday, August 18th

* Full day participation is expected. Exact times to be shared later.

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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