CLOSED: Volunteer Training, Ashland/Cable; begins June 10, 2019

Cable Natural History Museum and Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center are partnering to offer a week-long Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer training. Local and regional field experiences will be incorporated into each day of the training. This schedule allows out-of-town participants the opportunity to take the Master Naturalist training in a short time-frame. 

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.  Courses combine classroom instruction with field experiences and are taught by professional natural resources educators and scientists.  Once trained, Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteers provide 40 hours of service and take 8 hours of advanced training each year to maintain their certification and receive a recognition pin.

Schedule: Monday-Saturday, June 10-15; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fee: $275 includes all class materials and a one-year membership with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin.  Lunch and lodging on your own.

Scholarships:  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.

Location: Cable and Ashland, WI and surrounding region (Field visits and classes venture to sites in the Chequamegon Bay area; additional details provided on the first day of class.) Lodging suggestions available.



PLEASE NOTE - Course participants that want to be certified Master Naturalist Volunteers will be required to:

  • Attend at least 90% of classroom time and all field study.
  • Participate in field trips, even in inclement weather.
    • Some travel in personal vehicles may be necessary to reach field trip locations.
    • Some field trips may involve some moderate activity on uneven terrain. Please consult with the program office ( before registering if you have concerns.
  • Complete a capstone project during the course.


  • Registration deadline is May 31, 2019  FULL
  • Class size is limited to 20 participants.
  • Course cancellation policies:
    • If a registrant cancels his/her registration for this course prior to May 31, 2019, s/he will receive a full refund less a $25 administrative fee. No refund will be made if a registrant cancels after the course deadline (05/31/19).
    • The Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program reserves the right to cancel a course if fewer than 10 people register by the registration deadline. If the program cancels the course, all registrants will receive a full refun

Course Dates: 

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 5:00pm


Emily Stone, Cable Natural History Musuem; Becky Sapper, Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center