Apply for ARMN Basic Training

The application period for the Fall Arlington Regional Master Naturalists training course will begin in July 2017. Training courses typically are offered in the Spring and Fall. Please check in mid-Summer and early Winter for information on upcoming courses, and see below for details on how to apply.

Agreeing to take the Basic Training Course to become a Master Naturalist requires a high level of commitment, both to complete the training, and most importantly, to perform volunteer service. We are an all-volunteer-run organization and expect that anyone applying to take the training will have the same level of commitment to volunteer service that we have dedicated to developing the program.

  • This training program is the basis for meaningful and rewarding volunteer service in support of our natural resources.
  • By applying for and accepting entry into a training class, a trainee commits to complete a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service and 8 hours of continued education each year to become and remain certified as a Virginia Master Naturalist.
  • ARMN accepts volunteers from any jurisdiction in Virginia, even those with their own chapters; and the annually-required 40 volunteer hours can be completed anywhere in Virginia.

Application Form and Submission Process:

  • Fill in the Application as completely as possible. You can type in the information using Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Then, print it.
  • Mail the completed application with a check for $175 payable to “Arlington Regional Master Naturalists” to:Arlington Regional Master Naturalists
    c/o Long Branch Nature Center
    625 S. Carlin Springs Road
    Arlington, VA  22204
  • Checks will not be cashed unless an applicant is accepted into the course; uncashed checks will be returned.

The Virginia Master Naturalist Programs are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.

Please Contact Us if you have questions.