Beginning this month, Wisconsin will officially have a volunteer Master Naturalist Program. Wisconsin Master Naturalists (WIMN) will provide service in the areas of education & interpretation, stewardship, and citizen science. The training is ofered to anyone interested in natural resources in the state of Wisconsin. WIMN follows successful initiatives in more than 25 other states, and is a program of the University of Wisconsin-Extension. The program has already launched two pilot programs in Madison and Ashland, described in the newsletter below:
Upcoming trainings are as follows:
WIMN “Train the Trainers” initiative March 21-22 in Stevens Point. If you are already a practicing naturalist or environmental educator and are interested in leading WIMN training programs, this is for you! Contact Kate Reilly, WI State Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wisconsin Master Naturalist classes: Wehr Nature Center, Milwaukee – Thursday evenings from April 18-June 13. More information here: http://www.friendsofwehr.org/fow-naturalist.html