WI MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING OPORTUNITY

Wisconsin Master Naturalist Are you fascinated with nature?  Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills with others?  The Wisconsin Master Naturalist (WIMN) program, a statewide effort to promote awareness, understanding and stewardship of the state’s natural resources, is developing a corps of informed volunteers throughout the state. You can become a WI Master Naturalist Volunteer!
A volunteer training course will be held at the Hartman Creek State Park Conference room, with field trips each week in the Park, beginning March 7 (the course will meet Six Saturdays from 9:00 to 4:00 on March 7, March 21, April 18, April 25, May 2, May 16.  The $250 (paid to the state) course involves 40 hours of training in natural history, interpretation and conservation stewardship.   Once trained, a Wisconsin Master Naturalist provides volunteer service in one of three areas:  education/interpretation, stewardship, or citizen science.   To maintain certification, volunteers must complete 40 hours of service each year, in addition to eight hours of advanced training.
For more information about the WIMN program, please visit www.wimasternaturalist.org. Go to www.wimasternaturalist.org/event/volcoursecalendar to register for this course.
Registration for the Waupaca course closes in late February.  If you are unable to register online, please contact Martha Martin, WIMN State Office, (608)262-0020, mlmartin3@wisc.edu
Instructors for this course:  Mrs. Sue Eiler (715-258-8086; aseiler@charter.net) and Dr. Mary Trainor (pastormaryt@gmail.com). Contact the website and them for more details.