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

COVID Considerations

Keeping the heath of everyone in our community in mind, we’re approaching our programming with intentional steps. These steps follow CDC, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and UW–Madison guidance. These requirements are in place to limit the spread of COVID-19.


During our upcoming events:

  • We will institute physical distancing of 6 feet
  • Participants will be reminded of hand-washing
  • We will concentrate our learning outdoors
  • You will be asked to wear a face covering

Additionally, we will be collecting contact information in the event we need to make a participant aware of potential exposure to COVID-19. Attendees who do not follow these requirements will not be able to participate. You can learn more about our policy and guidance at www.go.wisc.edu/extensionevents.

Training Dates

July 7 - August 11, 2021

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

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. Due to COVID-19, we anticipate the training to be held mostly in outdoor settings. 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

July 7: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

July 14: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

July 21: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

August 4: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

August 11: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Class SIze

20

Attendance Requirements

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.
  • 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 training.

Scholarships

Our 2021 scholarships are being awarded to 2020 scholarship recipients whose trainings were canceled due to the pandemic. The number of scholarships available each year is determined by the projected revenue from these trainings. The program had no revenue in 2020 due to the pandemic and we expect reduced revenue in 2021. There will be scholarship funds available once again for the 2022 training season.

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Registration fee

$275

Registration fee includes all class materials and a one-year membership with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. Food and lodging not included unless otherwise stated.


Registration Open

June 7-27, 2021

or until full.
Check this page for an active registration link at that time.

Registration deadline

June 27, 2021

Cancellation Policy:

A full refund is provided (less a $25 administrative fee) for any registrations cancelled prior to the registration deadline. No refunds will be made if a registration is cancelled after the registration deadline. If a training is cancelled due to low enrollment, all registrants will be notified and will receive a full refund. Any registrations cancelled due to COVID-19 (by the program OR the individual) will receive a full refund.

Questions?

info@wimasternaturalist.org

(608) 262-0020