image shows boardwalk winding through wetland habitat at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

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Training Dates

August 17 - September 23, 2021


Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

1111 E Brown Deer Road

Milwaukee, WI 53217



Michelle Allison

Don Quintenz

Tom Finley

Corinne Palmer

Cassie Rincon


Schlitz Audubon Nature Center will host its fourth Wisconsin Master Naturalist training beginning August 17th. The class will be held almost entirely outside for field experiences at Schlitz Audubon’s 185 acres. We will explore the property’s diverse habitats including wetlands, forests, restored prairies, and the shoreline of Lake Michigan. Participants will meet birds from our Raptor Program and learn from our skilled naturalists about community science, nature education, conservation, and more. On our field trips, we will visit some of the other unique natural areas around the greater Milwaukee area.

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 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.


Tuesday, August 17th: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursday, August 19th: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursday, August 26th: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Saturday, August 28th: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Tuesday, August 31st: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursday, September 2nd: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, September 7th: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursday, September 9th: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, September 14th: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursday, September 16th: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Saturday, September 25th: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday, September 28th: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Thursday, September 30th: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday, September 23rd: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Class Size



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.
  • 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 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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