image of prairie plants on a sunny day at Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy

Photo Credit © KNC

Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy

Cancelled due to Covid-19

Training Dates

July 27 - August 1, 2020


Williams Bay Village Hall

250 Williams Street

Williams Bay, WI 53191



Mary S. Trainor

Jim Killian


All 2020 Master Naturalist Volunteer Trainings are postponed due to COVID-19. The Master Naturalist Program continues to work with host organizations to develop a 2021 training calendar, along with new training guidelines and resources to promote healthy and engaging learning environments out in nature and in the classroom. Watch for 2021 locations and dates to be announced by December 1, 2020.

Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy (KNC), Williams Bay, will host a Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer Training Course July 27-August 1. KNC is ecologically diverse 231-acre site located on Geneva Lake. Ecosystems include wetland, creeks, meadow, prairie, oak opening, woodlands and an arboretum. The Master Naturalist Training is a balanced blend of classroom time, hands-on and field experiences and an exciting opportunity to network with others sharing like interests. Site restoration will also be studied. If you enjoy spending time outdoors in natural areas, and helping others better understand our natural resources or assisting with stewardship or citizen science, this course is for you! Adults of any age and varying backgrounds and interests are welcome; there are no prerequisites or tests. Following course completion, you will be part of a large network of volunteers throughout the state and linked to a variety of volunteer opportunities from which to choose.

The Wisconsin Master Naturalist program is a network of well-informed volunteers dedicated to conservation service, leadership, and lifelong learning. The Master Naturalist Volunteer Training 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 Naturalists provide 40 hours of service and take 8 hours of advanced training each year to maintain their certification and receive a recognition pin.


Monday, July 27th: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, July 28th: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, July 29th: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, July 30th: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, July 31st: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, August 1st: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Class Size



To be a certified Master Naturalist, you will be required to:

  • Attend regularly. Only four hours of training may be missed.
  • 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 before registering if you have you have questions about accessibility.
  • Complete a capstone project during the course.

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.

Cancelled due to Covid-19