2023 Course Schedule
The Shenandoah Chapter will run a Virginia Master Naturalists Training Class from March 18 - May 20, 2023.
The Virginia Master Naturalists Program is intended to prepare you to become a volunteer as a certified Virginia Master Naturalist. The basic training course covers the background knowledge and skills that every naturalist should have. This includes a wide range of topics relating to the natural sciences.
Once you enroll in the class you become a part of the Shenandoah Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists. The chapter is composed of individuals who share a love of nature and a desire to help study, educate others about it, to protect and preserve it. The chapter hosts events where you will meet our members, attend informative presentations and participate in volunteer activities.
Within a year following completion of your basic training course, you must complete 40 hours of volunteer service and eight hours of advanced training (Continuing Education) to become a Certified Virginia Master Naturalist. You can complete your volunteer service in any of four key areas: citizen science, stewardship, environmental education, and chapter administration. Following your initial certification, you can become re-certified every year by completing 40 additional hours of service and participating in 8 hours of continuing education.
If you are interested in attending the Spring 2023 training class please contact Rebecca Harriett at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an application for the class along with instructions on how to apply. The deadline for completed applications is December 31, 2022