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May 7, 2013
Participants in Taltree’s Indiana Master Naturalist program will be given an open book exam on all of the information covered.
To receive your certificate of completion, you must commit a minimum of one hour of service per hour of coursework. Your service must be for a state or
local park, natural resources agency, or approved local community organization to help with trails, programs, gardening, resource inventory, or other
project that they might have available.
Let’s say you pass your exam. What’s next?
- Complete your volunteer service with a state, city or local natural resources agency. If you’re not sure whether your plans for volunteer service will qualify, check with your course host.
- Provide proof to your course host that you have completed your volunteer service, which you can do here at Taltree (either your volunteer record or a letter from your host/volunteer organization.)
- Your course host will pass along notification of your completed service to the state coordinator, who will issue your pin and your newsletter subscription. Make sure that your sponsor has your current address, phone number and email.
May 2, 2013
Participants will learn about environmental conservation locally, regionally and statewide. This course will include Taltree’s land management process and cover historical figures related to environmental conservation.
April 24, 2013
April 22, 2013
Earth Day Children’s Group Hike Discount
Celebrate Earth Day by appreciating northwest Indiana’s ecology at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens. Two hikes will be offered at a discounted price on Monday, April 22. Hikers must call to reserve a spot in either the 10:30 am – noon hike or the 1 – 2:30 pm hike.
Hikes will go through Taltree’s woodlands, wetlands and prairies. Cost for this guided Earth Day hike is $1 per child and $2.50 for adults. Teachers can register their entire class and pay only for the students! Hikers must pre-register by calling 219-462-0025. Space is limited.
April 18, 2013
Participants will learn about citizen science water monitoring, learn how to teach Hoosier Riverwatch to students K-12, and learn about how to get involved in water management in the community.
April 11, 2013
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March 20, 2013
March 16, 2013
Students will learn about tree identification, participate in environmental education activities that focus on trees, and will learn how to present these activities.
Project Learning Tree uses the forest as a “window to the world,” helping young people gain an awareness and knowledge of the world around them and their place within it. PLT activities are hands-on interdisciplinary lessons that integrate easily into all subject areas. They are correlated to both state and national educational standards, useful to formal and non-formal educators from preschool through high school. Participants will receive the PLT Pre-K to 8th grade curriculum guide and supplementary materials.
Bring/wear: Sturdy Shoes, Camera, Field Guides, Warm Layer, Water Bottle, Pencil, Paper, Rain Coat, lunch.
This class is the botany section of the Master Naturalist Program, but Project Learning Tree can be taken as a stand-alone class as well.
The program is free for new and already-certified Taltree docents. New docents must take the Master Naturalist class and others offered through Taltree to become a docent. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 13, 2013
Students will learn about the geologic history of the Indiana Dunes, Taltree’s geology, as well as the geologic features of the entire state.