FULL: Volunteer Training, Schlitz Audubon Center, Milwaukee; begins August 22, 2019

Schlitz Audubon Nature Center will provide training about the natural history of Wisconsin through classroom instruction, field experience and two off-site field trips.  

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 Course 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: Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5:30-8 p.m., August 22-September 26, 2019, with two mandatory Saturday field trips, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., August 24 and September 21 

 Exact dates and times:

  • Thursday, August 22, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 24, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 27, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 29, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 3, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 5, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 10, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 12, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 19, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 21, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 24, 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 26, 5:30-8 p.m.

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

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: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee, WI  53217

Questions? info@wimasternaturalist.org

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 (info@wimasternaturalist.org) before registering if you have concerns.
  • Complete a capstone project during the course.


  • Registration deadline is August 12, 2019.
  • Course capacity:  20
  • Course cancellation policies:
    • If a registrant cancels his/her registration for this course prior to August 12, 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 (8/12/19).
    • 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 refund.

Register HERE or call (608)262-2451 and ask to register for course #0482

  • as of April 30, this class is full but accepting a waiting list


Course Dates: 

Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 5:30pm


Don Quintenz, Tom Finley, Michelle Allison, Corinne Palmer, Cassie Rincon