BECOME A UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION MASTER NATURALIST
Do you want to know more about prairies, wetlands, or forests? Are you looking for ways to volunteer and be connected to nature? The University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist program trains adult volunteers who are working on many local stewardship projects.
Trainings are held Wednesdays, August 24 through November 9 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and also includes two Saturday sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Topics included in training are prairies, forests, ornithology, herpetology, botany, entomology, and much more. Participants must register for the training by August 5. The training costs $250 and includes a copy of the Illinois Master Naturalist curriculum.
Applications for the training are available at the U of I Extension Office at 901 Illinois Ave, Waterloo or 1 Regency Plaza, Collinsville. They are also available online at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/mms/. If you have questions regarding the Master Naturalist training, please contact Sarah Ruth at 939-3434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.