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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

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Training Dates

August 17 - September 23, 2021

Location

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

1111 E Brown Deer Road

Milwaukee, WI 53217

Directions

Instructors

Michelle Allison

Don Quintenz

Tom Finley

Corinne Palmer

Cassie Rincon

Description

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.

Schedule

August 17: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

August 19: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

August 26: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

August 28: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

August 31: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

September 2: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

September 7: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

September 9: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

September 14: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

September 16: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

September 25: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

September 28: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

September 30: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

September 23: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Class Size

20

Participation

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 info@wimasternaturalist.org prior to registering.

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.

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