June 16 - 22, 2013
Minimum Age: 18
Location: Ely, Minnesota
Deposit: None required
Minnesota Master Naturalist.
Do you enjoy learning about the natural world, sharing that knowledge with
others and supporting conservation? If so, becoming a Minnesota Master
Naturalist Volunteer is for you! The Minnesota Master Naturalist Program is
designed to teach adult participants about natural and cultural history of
the three major biomes of Minnesota. This class will focus on the northern
biome curriculum: Northwoods, Great Lakes.
The Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Training Course consists of 40
hours of in-classroom training. The classroom training includes a variety of
teaching methods-lectures, PowerPoints, hands-on activities, videos, and
field trips that provide the participants with information on Minnesota's
For those who simply wish to add to their understanding of Minnesota's
ecology, this is an excellent opportunity to meet other like-minded people,
gain continuing education credit or to just have fun while learning!
Program activities will be held indoors as well as outdoors and include hikes
from one block to over one mile on uneven terrain. A full-day field trip will
also be a part of this course and will require some driving.
- Expert instruction by Center staff
- Minnesota Master Naturalist course materials
- Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer certification
- Free admission to the Center and the What's For Dinner? weekly feeding
- Sunday night social at the Center
program details [PDF] (cancellation policy, details on lodging, meals
and transport, packing list and sample itinerary).