2019 Master Naturalist Program - Application Period Opens February 1st

2019 Master Naturalist Program - Application Period Opens February 1st
January 7, 2019 by: Maddie Koenig

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It's that time of year again!

We are busy planning our summer 2019 Maryland Master Naturalist program! 

This year's program will take place on Saturdays from 8:30am - 4:00pm; from June 1st - August 10th (no class on July 6th).

In case you missed the last few blog posts, our 2018 program was a success!  To quickly recap:

Master Naturalists participated in 60 hours of training where they learned from experts about the geography and geology of Maryland, as well as local birds, insects, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, the "science of science", the basics of interpretation, and how people have impacted the Anacostia over time.  Phew!  We also visited some notable places in the watershed, like Lake Artemesia, Anacostia Park, and the fall line along the Northwest Branch.  In addition, we visited Patuxent River Park to view the tidal freshwater wetlands that the Patuxent has to offer (and what we dream of here along the Anacostia).

5.26.18 hike at the fall line
2018 Master Naturalist trainees enjoy a hike along the fall line.  

If that isn't enough, they also began completing their 40 hours of volunteer service with AWS, helping with wetland restoration and plant propogation, bird house construction, meadow restoration, freshwater mussel restoration, tree plantings, environmental education field trips for students, etc.  

If all of this sounds like something you'd be interested in, don't hesitate to apply! The application period will open on February 1st and stay open through March 31st.  

Applications can be downloaded by clicking here.  

If you want to learn more, you can visit our Master Naturalist Program webpage or contact me via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or phone (301-699-6204 ext. 112).  

Hope to hear from you soon!

-Maddie

 

Maddie Koenig

Maddie Koenig

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