Master Naturalist Volunteer Training at Woodend!

Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 10:53am


This fall, ANS will once again partner with the University of Maryland Extension to offer the Maryland Master Naturalist volunteer training course. ANS will bring top-notch instructors to the program, which will provide:

- 52 hours of training in the ecology, flora, and fauna of MD
- 8 hours of hands-on field work
- A focus on the natural history of Maryland's Piedmont region

Once interns complete classroom training and initial 40 volunteer hours at the host site (ANS) to become certified, a yearly 40 hours of naturalist-related volunteer service is required to maintain Master Naturalist Volunteer status.

DATES Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 am-2:30 pm, October 2-November 15, 2012
Application-based admission will be limited to 18 participants.
There is a $250 fee to cover the cost of materials.

To be admitted to a training course, you must be at least 18 years old, submit an application, and be interviewed. The deadline for applications is August 1, 2012. Application is available at

For questions or to be notified of future training opportunities, contact Pam Herrick, Volunteer Coordinator, at volunteer@audubonnaturalist.orgor call Pam at 301-652-9188 x30.