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Kickapoo Valley Reserve and Valley Stewardship Network

Training Dates

March 2 - May 11, 2020

Location

Kickapoo Valley Reserve

S3661 WI-131

La Farge, WI 54639

Directions

Instructors

Paul Hayes

Jonel Kiesau

Dave Krier

Shelly Gradwell Brenneman

Joan Peterson

Description

Registration will open January 6, 2020!

Kickapoo Valley Reserve (KVR) and Valley Stewardship Network are partnering to offer the Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer Training Course. The course will include both classroom time and field experiences in the 8,600 acres of the KVR. The unique features of the Driftless Area will be highlighted in the following topics: geology, ecology, plant communities, wildlife, interpretation, water, and human impacts. Regional experts will be sharing their knowledge, research, tips, and inspiration with us throughout the course.

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.

Schedule

March 2, 2020: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

March 9, 2020: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

March 16, 2020: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

March 23, 2020: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

March 30, 2020: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

April 6, 2020: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

April 13, 2020: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

April 20, 2020: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

April 11, 2020: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

April 27, 2020: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

May 4, 2020: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

May 9, 2020: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

* exact meeting time to be determined

May 11, 2020: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Class SIze

20

Attendance Requirements

Course participants that want to be certified Master Naturalist Volunteers 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 info@wimasternaturalist.org before registering if you have you have questions about accessibility.
  • Complete a capstone project during the course.

Scholarships

If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, you must fill out the Master Naturalist scholarship form before registering. The Master Naturalist office will follow up with a special code to be used when you register.

Apply for scholarship

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Registration fee

$275

Registration fee includes all class materials and a one-year membership with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. Food and lodging not included unless otherwise stated. Registration will open January 6, 2020.

Registration deadline

February 20, 2020

Cancellation Policy:

A full refund is provided (less a $25 administrative fee) for any registrations cancelled prior to the registration deadline. No refunds will be made if a registration is cancelled after the registration deadline. 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