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Camp Y-Koda Outdoor Skills Center and Kohler-Andrae State Park

Cancelled due to Covid-19

Training Dates

July 8 - August 12, 2020

Location

Camp Y-Koda Outdoor Skills Center

W3340 Sunset Road

Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

Directions

Instructors

Sarah Dezwarte

Jim Buchholz

Drew Morris

Dale Katsma

Steve Klock

Description

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.

Training will held at both Camp Y-Koda Outdoor Skills Center, Sheboygan Falls and Kohler-Andrae State Park Sanderling Nature Center, Sheboygan with field trips to Northern Unit-Kettle Moraine State Forest Ice Age Center and other nearby locations. Class sessions will cover Geology/landscapes, Ecology, Plant ID and Communities, Wildlife ID, Interpretation, Aquatic Life, Human Impacts, Intro to Birding, Invasive Species.

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

Wednesday, July 8: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday, July 15: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday, July 22: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday, August 5: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday, August 12: 8:30 am - 5:30 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.
  • 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.

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.

Cancelled due to Covid-19