Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve

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Training Dates

September 11 - October 6, 2019


Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve

3 Marina Dr

Superior, WI 54880



Deanna Erickson

Ryan Feldbrugge


The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, located in Superior, Wisconsin, will host its first Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer Training beginning September 11, 2019.  Join the Reserve staff and regional partners in exploring the St. Louis River Estuary and the Lake Superior coast to gain an understanding of the natural resources that abound in this region.  This course will tell the natural and cultural story of the St. Louis River Estuary through topics ranging from aquatic ecology to ornithology, including the impacts of humans on our landscape.  See below for dates and times.  Join us in exploring the big woods and big waters of northwestern Wisconsin!  The Reserve has a variety of volunteer needs including working with research scientists, educators, or with activities that support land/water management.  Come see if one is right for you!

The Wisconsin Master Naturalist program is a network of well-informed citizens dedicated to conservation education and service within Wisconsin communities.  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.


September 11: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

September 12: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

September 13: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

September 14: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

* Mandatory field trip

October 2: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

October 3: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

October 4: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

October 5: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

* Mandatory field trip

October 6: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Attendance Requirements

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 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.

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