Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program Launches

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 alremaster naturalist1ady launched two pilot programs in Madison and Ashland, described in the newsletter below:

WI Master Naturalist News Fall 2012

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 klreilly@wisc.edu.

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

master naturalist 2Note: photos are from Master Naturalist programs in other states, available online.  Wisconsin is looking forward to the launch of it’s Master Naturalist website later this month!

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A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer making her way in outdoor education.
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