Master Naturalist training setThe 13 Moons program is hosting a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer training program Sept. 24 to Oct. 29.
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer.
The 13 Moons program is hosting a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer training program Sept. 24 to Oct. 29.
Master Naturalist volunteers complete a 40-hour hands-on course with expert instructors and fellow learners — studying natural history, environmental interpretation, and conservation stewardship. Final certification comes with the completion of 40 hours of volunteer service. The program offers three courses that correspond to Minnesota’s three major ecosystems — the “Big Woods, Big Rivers,” “Prairies and Potholes,” and “North Woods, Great Lakes.”
This course will cover the natural and cultural history of the “North Woods, Great Lakes” region. Staff will provide an in-depth overview of the boreal forest ecosystem and participants will observe and learn about the variety of plant and animal communities of the region. Through the course, participants will develop their ability to observe nature and will learn tools to improve these skills.
In addition, participants will improve their communication skills by sharing knowledge with other participants and working on a group project.
The classes will be held Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 24 through Oct. 29. The cost for the course is $200, including materials.
Register online at www.MinnesotaMasterNaturalist.org, call 1-888-241-4532, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Scholarships are available.
The 13 Moons program connects Fond du Lac Band members and surrounding community members to natural resources by increasing awareness of and knowledge about traditional and other resources; to social knowledge networks by providing new opportunities for social interaction and education in the context of traditional and other natural resources; and to Ojibwe culture by highlighting and honoring the importance of natural resources in the traditional and contemporary Ojibwe lives and livelihoods and the skills that will allow these lives and livelihood strategies to endure.
Visit the 13 Moons website at www.fdlrez.com/newnr/13moons.htm or view current events at the 13 Moons Facebook page.
FDLTCC Extension is a collaboration with University of Minnesota Extension to bring programs to the community.
Minnesota Master Naturalist is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Extension Service and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Minnesota Master Naturalist is supported, in part, by grant ESI-0540358 from the National Science Foundation.