Master Naturalist training is a 40-hour series of classes and field trips that presents a consistent, statewide perspective on Wisconsin’s natural resources, ecological processes, and conservation issues. They are offered across the state through trained partner organizations. Although each training varies based on the location, field experiences and guest experts, key concepts remain consistent from course to course. Learn more about what’s covered in each of our Master Naturalist trainings.
To synthesize and implement their knowledge, participants will work in small groups to complete a small capstone project related to education/interpretation, stewardship, or citizen-science. The capstone is a fun, low-stakes opportunity to try out volunteer activities in a supportive environment.
• The participant fee is $275 and includes all materials.
• Need-based scholarships are available.
• Attendance is essential. Only four hours of training may be missed.
• It’s a fun and motivational learning environment!
Typically, 10-15 Master Naturalist trainings are held across the state annually, and their locations, dates, and schedules vary based on the host organization. Registration opens in January each year.
March 2 - May 11, 2020
Kickapoo Valley Reserve, Valley Ste...
March 30 - June 1, 2020
Friends of Wehr Nature Center
July 20 - July 25, 2020
Friends of Retzer Nature Center, Wa...
July 27 - August 1, 2020
Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy
August 27 - October 1, 2020
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center