UW Madison Extension and our Master Naturalist Program have been keeping a close eye on developments around the novel coronavirus COVID-19. At this point, the Master Naturalist Volunteer Trainings beginning after June 1, 2020 are still moving forward as planned. This is an ever-changing situation; we will continue to monitor it, follow best practice guidelines, and update the website as it relates to these Master Naturalist Volunteer Trainings.
July 8 - August 12, 2020
Camp Y-Koda Outdoor Skills Center
W3340 Sunset Road
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
Registration opens January 6, 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.
July 8: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
July 15: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
July 22: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
August 5: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
August 12: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Course participants that want to be certified Master Naturalist Volunteers 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 email@example.com 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.