The 40 hour initial training is for Master Naturalist Volunteer designation. Participants must complete eight hours of advanced training and 40 hours of volunteer service each year to achieve and maintain Virginia Master Naturalist certification.
This year's training class will be held every Monday evening from August 7th through November 28th at the University of Mary Washington, Jepson Science Center, room 109. Classes will run from 6 - 9 pm. There are a few Saturday morning field trips as well.
Class size is limited to 24 and is open to the public.
There is a one-time $175 fee, which includes the cost of all training materials, as well as numerous field guides and identification keys.
The application is available online through our Better Impact site. Go to the "Apply" page to access a direct link!
Chapter members Amy Settle and Tim Anderson identify juvenile salamanders and frogs