Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Introducing DC’s first Master Naturalist Program

Please note that this program has been postponed. Stay tuned for additional details!

Copyright: Matthew Carucci
Are you interested in learning more about the natural world around you, and have the desire to give back? Well then the Master Naturalist program may be a good fit for you!

The program has two components: 1) an intensive volunteer training that gives a comprehensive overview of DC’s natural history, followed by 2) a year-long period in which trainees complete 40 hours of volunteer service with pre-approved projects that advance conservation, environmental stewardship, and outreach in the District.

The classes will focus on DC’s physical environment and ecology, followed by a focus on local flora and fauna. Class examples include: geology, forest ecology, taxonomy, birds, aquatic life, etc. Each class is taught by a local expert and is approximately 3 hours long, consisting of a presentation/lecture followed by a hands-on or field activity.

Starting July 14, the volunteer training will run for seven weeks, meeting weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at UDC’s David A. Clark School of Law located at 4340 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008. There will also be two field trips that may require a weekend morning or afternoon. The program ends August 27.
Copyright: Matthew Carucci

Register here--space is limited to early registration is suggested. You will then be contacted for an interview to learn more about the program. The course fee is $250 per person. 

For more information contact Mary Farrah at 202-274-6682.

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