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Wisconsin Master Naturalist instructor training this month

The Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program (WIMN) will hold an Instructor Training Course on March 24-25 at Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center, Wisconsin Dells.

A WIMN Instructor uses the WIMN curriculum, tools, and resources to train adult volunteers about Wisconsin’s natural resources, teach them how to educate others, connect them to resources, and help create connections between volunteers and conservation projects.

To become an Instructor you must hold a minimum of either a Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, education, or related field OR be able to demonstrate comparable practical experience providing environmental education programs. Instructors must work for an organization, agency, or group that places a priority on science-based environmental education. We call this a Host Organization. Your Host Organization must be willing to provide financial support for WIMN volunteer training and must provide an application form and a letter of support in order for you to participate. Your Host Organization will also need to cover the cost of the registration fee ($75), and your travel and lodging to attend this training. See the website for more information about how to apply.

Training is two full days, March 24-25, 2014: Day 1 – 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM; Day 2 – 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Attendance at both days is required. Lunch and snacks are provided.

Applications will be accepted until March 17, 2014. Course registration and lodging information will be provided once your application is approved.

See the WIMN website to learn more about the program or the training courses. If you have any questions, please contact Martha Martin at 608-262-0020 or mlmartin3@wisc.edu.

 

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