A hybrid training is currently in development with an anticipated launch of two pilots this fall. This pilot will be hosted by Neighborhood House of Milwaukee. It is anticipated that there will be asynchronous learning opportunities, interspersed with Zoom presentations and discussions, and several in-person field days. More information, including exact dates, will be updated on this page as it is developed. Registration will open on August 1, 2023.
Join the Neighborhood House of Milwaukee’s Stewardship and Environmental Education team for pilot hybrid training this Fall! Our trainings will take place at our ecologically diverse 90-acre Nature Center, surrounding natural areas in Southeastern Wisconsin, and online. At the Nature Center, participants will have the opportunity to explore our prairie, remnant forest, wetland, Rock River tributary, and geological features of the Niagara Escarpment. Online, we will dive deeper into relevant topics and interpretive techniques. Whether you seek to learn more about volunteering with us, sharpening your educational skills, or contributing to Citizen Science, we’ll have something for everyone. Through our multifaceted program, we will invite our participants to see themselves as a part of Neighborhood House’s mission to “inspire discovery.”
Transportation from the Neighborhood House of Milwaukee’s main building at 2819 Richardson Place, Milwaukee to the Nature Center in Ashippun may be available depending on final attendance numbers.
The Wisconsin Master Naturalist program is a network of well-informed volunteers dedicated to conservation service, leadership, and lifelong learning. The Master Naturalist training covers a variety of natural history topics and Master Naturalist service areas. Through virtual and in-person experiences, Master Naturalists are equipped to address challenges facing the state by making positive impacts through stewardship, citizen science, and educational activities. In-person trainings days will have an emphasis on outdoor field experiences and are led by trained instructors with content provided by experienced natural resources educators and scientists. There will be an expectation of independent learning with guided online materials. Once trained, Wisconsin Master Naturalists record 40 hours of service and 8 hours of advanced training each year to maintain certification and receive a recognition pin.