The Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve, located in Superior, Wisconsin, will host its first Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer Training Course in 2019. Join the Reserve staff and regional partners in exploring the St. Louis River Estuary and the Lake Superior coast to gain an understanding of the natural resources that abound in this region. This course will tell the natural and cultural story of the St.
The US Fish & Wildlife Service and the Friends of the Refuge - Mississippi River Pools 7 & 8 are partnering with the Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program to offer a new opportunity for volunteers in 2019 in Onalaska. This six day program will be presented among the scenic blufflands of the Driftless Area of southwest Wisconsin. Three Wisconsin rivers meet in this region: the Black, Trempealeau and La Crosse Rivers flow into the Mississippi River watershed. The program will be led by many local experts from UW La Crosse, UW Stevens Point, WI DNR, and US Fish and Wildlife staff.
Beaver Creek Reserve, located near beautiful Fall Creek, WI (20 minutes from Eau Claire) is hosting a Master Naturalist Training for the second year in a row. The training promises to be an exciting experience with talks by local experts on invasive plants, animal ecology, forest ecology, geology, wetland diversity, astronomy and many more topics. The training will also include field trips to several locations to learn more about native ecology, soils and our local surroundings.
Friends of Hartman Creek and Hartman Creek State Park will partner to offer the Master Naturalist Volunteer training course in one week. Classes will be held at the park’s shelter and field trips will occur every day, mostly within the park boundaries.
Carpenter Nature Center, St. Croix County Parks, The Friends of Willow River & Kinnickinnic State Parks, and The Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center are partnering to offer the Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer Training Course. The classes will usually be held on the 3rd Saturday of the month starting on March 16th and ending on October 19th (see dates and tentative syllabus below).
Friends of Urban Nature (FUN), a coalition of Madison Parks, Friends groups, and Nature groups, is happy to offer its fourth annual Summer Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer Training course. Held on a series of Saturdays in July and August, this course offers a special focus on learning about Nature Recreation, Nature Education, Nature Restoration, Natural Health, and Connecting Communities and Kids with Nature.
Trees for Tomorrow (TFT) in Eagle River is hosting its first Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteer training. Join TFT staff and regional experts in a week-long exploration of the waters, forests, wildlife, and geology that make the Northwoods so special. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for all participants each day. Lodging is available for an additional cost payable to TFT.
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.