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Kickapoo Valley Reserve and Valley Stewardship Network

Cancelled due to Covid-19

Training Dates

March 2 - May 11, 2020


Kickapoo Valley Reserve

S3661 WI-131

La Farge, WI 54639



Paul Hayes

Jonel Kiesau

Dave Krier

Shelly Gradwell Brenneman

Joan Peterson


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.

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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, May 9

* exact meeting time to be determined

Monday, May 11: 6:30 pm - 9:00 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.


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

Cancelled due to Covid-19