VOLUNTEER TRAINING COURSE Fall, 2015

Sept. 12, 26; Oct. 17, 31; Nov. 7, 14, Waupaca, Wisconsin
Clipboard01Hartman Creek State Park and the Friends of Hartman Creek State Park are partnering with the WI Master Naturalist Program to offer a new opportunity for volunteers!
The WI Master Naturalist Program is a statewide effort to promote awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the state’s natural resources. Its goal is to develop a corps of informed volunteers dedicated to education and service within their Wisconsin communities. Course participants receive 40 hours of training in natural history, interpretation, and conservation stewardship. Classes combine classroom instruction with field experiences. Clipboard01
Once trained, a WI Master Naturalist provides volunteer service in one of three areas: education/interpretation, stewardship, or citizen science. To maintain certification, a volunteer must complete 40 hours of service each year and 8 hours of advanced training. To register and obtain additional information about the Program log onto the website:wimasternaturalist.org
Details about this WI Master Naturalist Volunteer Training Course are listed at the right. Part of your class time, in addition to the classroom and field trip sessions, will be spent completing a capstone project. The project provides an opportunity to practice some of the skills needed for volunteer work. The projects are completed in small groups and involve up to 3 hours of out of class time.
Class sessions cover these topics:

  • Geology/landscapes
  • Ecology
  • Plant Communities
  • Wildlife
  • Interpretation
  • Water
  • Aquatic life
  • Human impacts