Indiana Master Naturalist
Be a Master of Nature!
The Indiana Master Naturalist Program teaches Hoosiers about the natural resources that make up our great state. This 30-hour course is a hands-on learning and volunteer service opportunity. The program is sponsored by the Resources Conservation & Development Councils, Indiana Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service and Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
The Fall Master Naturalist class has begun! Current class schedule is below. Student enrollement is closed.
The course is open to adults age 18 and over. Cost: $100. This program is free to Taltree docents. For more information about the Master Naturalist or docent program, contact Maddie Grimm.
|August 17 (Sat)
||Introduction & Flowers & Prairies
||Introduction to the program and prairie hike with naturalist John Henry Drake.
|August 22 (Thurs)||Ornithology||Learn about Indiana’s bird species, their habits and habitats.
|August 29 (Thurs)||Amphibians||Learn about Indiana’s amphibians, their habits and habitats.|
|September 5 (Thurs)
||Geology||Learn local, regional, and statewide geological history.|
|September 12 (Thurs)
||Trees||Learn how to identify trees of Northwest Indiana.|
|September 14 (Sat)
||Water Ecology||Learn about watersheds and how to keep water sources clean.|
|September 26 (Thurs)
||People & Natural Resources||Class will focus on the history of Indiana’s environment, including current issues and local and national law.
|October 3 (Thurs)
||Wild Edibles||Learn how to eat off the land in Northwest Indiana.|
|October 15 (Tues)
||Wildlife Conservation||Learn how to interact with wildlife. Conservation practices and what to do when you encounter wildlife.|
|October 17 (Thurs)
||Final Exam||Participants will take an open book final exam on all materials covered.|