By Caroline Haynes
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 evening training this spring, beginning February 25 through June 10, 2014 on Tuesday evenings from 7 pm to 10pm at Long Branch Nature Center in Arlington. Additional field training will be scheduled on four Saturdays. Applications are due February 7, 2014.
For more information and to complete an application, visit the Arlington Regional Master Naturalist website at www.armn.org.
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.