by nature and enjoy sharing your knowledge with others? Become a Wisconsin
Master Naturalist volunteer training will be held May 19-23 at Schmeeckle
Reserve at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. It will be offered 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. each day, with some evening activities, and will include training in
natural history, interpretation and conservation stewardship.
speakers include Stanley Temple of the Aldo Leopold Foundation; Bob Freckmann
of the UW-Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium and retired biology professor; Eric
Anderson of UW-Stevens Point Wildlife Department; Andrew Gokee of UW-Stevens
Point Native American Center; and Ray Reser of UW-Stevens Point Natural History
trips will feature in-depth explorations of Schmeeckle Reserve, Powers Bluff
County Park, Boston School Forest and Mead Wildlife Area. The course fee is
$250. Lunch will be provided.
Wisconsin Master Naturalist program, a statewide effort to promote awareness,
understanding and stewardship of the state’s natural resources, is developing a
corps of informed volunteers throughout the state. Once trained, a Wisconsin
Master Naturalist provides volunteer service in one of three areas:
education/interpretation, stewardship or citizen science. To maintain
certification, volunteers must complete 40 hours of service each year, in
addition to eight hours of advanced training.
Stevens Point course is sponsored by Schmeeckle Reserve, the Central Wisconsin
Environmental Station, the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education and
Boston School Forest.
more information or to register for the course, visit www.wimasternaturalist.org or
contact Megan Espe, outreach coordinator, Schmeeckle Reserve, 715-346-4992 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration ends April 30. If
you are unable to register online, contact Martha Martin at 608-262-0020.