Learn More About Becoming a Master Naturalist

Are you interested in becoming a Virginia Master Naturalist but are not sure what is involved or if it is right for you?

group of 7 volunteers with binocularsWould you like to learn more about the program, what you may gain and how you can join a community of volunteers to help protect Virginia’s natural resources?

The Rivanna Master Naturalists are conducting three Information Sessions ahead of the annual Basic Training Class which begins February 10, 2015.   The Information Sessions will be held on December 16 at 7 PM and January 6 at 7 PM or January 11 at 2 PM at the Ivy Creek Natural Area Education Buillding at 1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville.   During these sessions we will review the program and schedule so that you gain a better understanding of the scope and topics that will be covered.   We will also discuss the requirements for completing the course and certification.  Several local master naturalists will be there to share what they have gained from this program and how they fit the volunteer requirements into their lives.  You will learn what types of activities are available and hear what motivates our members.  You may also find the Virginia Master Naturalist website quite helpful   http://www.virginiamasternaturalist.org.  Please join us at one of the above sessions.

Applications for 2015 class are due January 12.

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3 Responses to Learn More About Becoming a Master Naturalist

  1. Cathie Ricketts says:

    Interested in the 2016 MN class, as well as helping with the Rivanna Conservation/Stream Watch. Thank you.

    • Michelle Prysby says:

      Keep an eye on this site; we will post information about the 2016 in November or December. Thanks for your interest!

  2. Ida Swenson says:

    We are pleased to announce the 2016 Rivanna Master Naturalist Training class will be held from February 10 to May 25 on Wednesday mornings from 9 AM to noon. The class will be at Ivy Creek Natural Area, and the field trips will be in various locations throughout the Piedmont. Field trips will be on Wednesday afternoons, one evening, and some Saturdays. (5 out of the 8 field trips are required)

    Information sessions about the training and the Rivanna Master Naturalists will be held at the Ivy Creek Natural Area on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 9 AM; Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10 AM, and Monday, Jan. 4 at 7 PM.

    For more information, send your questions to rivannamn [dot] info [at] gmail [dot] com

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