North Lakeland Discovery Center

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Training Dates

August 15 - September 6, 2019


North Lakeland Discovery Center

14006 Discovery Lane

Manitowish Waters, WI 54545



Licia Johnson

Annie McDonnell


The North Lakeland Discovery Center, in beautiful Northern Wisconsin, will host a Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer training course in August and September. Programming will be held at the Discovery Center campus and outdoor classroom.  Professional instructors, from professors to wildlife rehabbers, will share a wealth of knowledge at each class.  

The Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program is a network of well-informed citizens dedicated to conservation education and service within Wisconsin communities.  The Master Naturalist Volunteer Training Course 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 Naturalist Volunteers provide 40 hours of service and take 8 hours of advanced training each year to maintain their certification and receive a recognition pin.


Thursday, August 15th: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tuesday, August 20th: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, August 22nd: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, August 27th: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, August 29th: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday, September 4th: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

* Mandatory field trip

Friday, September 6th: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

* Capstone Presentations

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.

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