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Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary

CLASS IS FULL

Training Dates

August 10 - August 16, 2024

Location

Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary

N2384 Hunt Hill Rd

Sarona, WI 54870

Directions

Instructors

Thom Gerst

Tim Smith

Aruna Ahluwalia

Michael Lins

Description

Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary is situated on nearly 600 acres of mixed forest and four lakes. We have a large 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, four lakes, a meadow, restored native prairie and seven miles of hiking trails. We will do several 2-3 mile hikes on uneven terrain. Our knowledgeable and dynamic faculty have authored dozens of books and will leave you with the sentiment that this was one of the best weeks you’ve ever had.

Hunt Hill is a residential camp with a kitchen staff. We encourage participants to stay on site during the training as the community that develops is integral to our learning experience. We also have optional morning yoga as well as a couple evening concerts. We offer meal and lodging options at 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.

Schedule

Saturday, August 10th: 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, August 11th: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Monday, August 12th: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday, August 13th: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, August 14th: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Thursday, August 15th: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday, August 16th: 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Class Size

20

Participation

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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Registration fee

$275

Registration fee includes all training materials and a 2025 membership with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. Food and lodging not included unless otherwise stated.

*Reduced fee information below.

This training is full. You can still be placed on the waiting list.

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Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations after registration are subject to a $25 administrative processing fee. No refunds will be given less than 10 days prior to the start date of the training. If a training is cancelled due to low enrollment, all registrants will be notified and will receive a full refund.

Questions?

info@wimasternaturalist.org

(608) 262-0020

CLASS IS FULL