Applications being accepted for Spring 2012 Basic Training

Applications now being accepted for basic training for the Spring 2012 Class of Arlington Regional Master Naturalists

You can make a difference in our community by becoming a Master Naturalist volunteer!  The Virginia Master Naturalist program trains volunteers to provide education, citizen science and outreach to conserve and manage natural resources and public lands.  Master Naturalist volunteers gain certification through state-approved natural history courses and a commitment to volunteer service.  Fun and interactive training is provided by recognized experts in a wide range of disciplines such as ecology, botany, herpetology, ornithology, forest and aquatic ecosystems and much more. 

Arlington Regional Master Naturalists will be conducting training this spring, beginning February 23 through June 7, 2012 on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Long Branch Nature Center in Arlington. (There will be no class on April 5.) Additional field training is tentatively scheduled for  the following Saturdays: March 17,  April 14, May 28, May 19 and an optional canoe trip on June 2.  The application deadline has been extended to February 10, 2012.

Virginia Master Naturalist programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.

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