Winter/Spring 2022 Master Naturalist Class
Welcome to MN03!
Our 3rd Cohort of Maryland Master Naturalists.
March 1, 2022
Here's the hardy crew on the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay on Day 1 of Training.
So many great experiences, backgrounds, and interests represented in this group.
2022 Schedule of Classes
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Bolded dates are Saturday Field Trips
March 22 (Raptors/Citizen Science) begins at 6 PM
April 30 (Sustainable Living): Masks must be worn and social distancing practiced.
May 3 (Fungi) will be via Zoom.
May 7 (Star Party) will begin at 9 PM at Elms. Make-up date (if needed): June 4 at 9:30.
Field Trips <except April 30> are open to family members.
Possible make-up classes at ACLT - Mondays:
- link to ACLT schedule coming soon
Possible make-up classes at DNR (Virtual/Synchronous/Live) - Wednesdays:
"Maryland is a state of “wonders” with lots to see, do, learn and enjoy! Becoming a Certified Maryland Master Naturalist is an exciting way to explore our beautiful state and to help preserve its environmental wealth." - Maryland Master Naturalist Program, UMD Extension
The mission of the Maryland Master Naturalist Program is to engage citizens as stewards of Maryland’s natural resources and ecosystems through science-based education and volunteer service in their communities.
To learn more about the Maryland Master Naturalist Program please visit the University of Maryland Extension: https://extension.umd.edu/masternaturalist
Master Naturalist Training class at Elms Environmental Education Center, 2017.
Master Naturalist Volunteer Training
The Elms is a Host Site for the Maryland Master Naturalist volunteer training program. We partner with University of Maryland to facilitate a 60 hour hands-on field and classroom-based program that brings experts in multiple Natural Resource fields to the Elms. The program costs $250. To become certified as a Maryland Master Naturalist, you complete 40 volunteer hours at or for the benefit of The Elms within one year of completing the training. To maintain certification, every year you complete 40 volunteer hours and 8 advanced training hours. Advanced training is offered at The Elms, but can also be taken anywhere with approval.
The application period for the Winter/Spring 2022 training has closed.
Training dates: Tuesdays March 1 through June 14, 2022.
Training times: 5 - 8 pm, plus four local Saturday morning field trips.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified of when applications for a potential 2023 class are opened.