TRAINING is the first step towards certification as a Master Naturalist .
Is this program for you? Ask yourself...
- Are you curious about Nature?
- Do you enjoy the outdoors?
- Do you want to make a positive difference in the environment?
- Do you care about the natural areas and native species in your community?
- Do you want to be actively involved managing, conserving and educating about Virginia's natural resources?
- Do you have both the time and the resolve to complete the training?
- Do you have the time to complete the volunteer service?
- Are you interested in being part of a local team and interacting with others who care about natural resources?
But also ask yourself...
- Are you only interested in getting the training and less interested in volunteering?
- Are you wanted certification for your job or to promote yourself in some way?
- Are you hoping to use certification for environmental advocacy?
- Are you more interested in promoting personal opinion about the environment over research-based knowledge?
- Are you thinking the Master Naturalist service will count towards Master Gardener service requirements?
Basic training classes may be offered by our Chapter again in2017. If you decide that you would like to become a Virginia Master Naturalist please visit www.virginiamasternaturalists.com for other current training class availability.