Philadelphia County Master Naturalist Training

Pennsylvania Master Naturalist is a statewide partnership initiative that aims to connect people with their local ecosystems through intensive natural science training and local conservation service work. It is a venture directed toward developing a local corps of �master volunteers and service providers� to offer education, outreach and service dedicated to the understanding and management of natural areas within their communities.

Pennsylvania Master Naturalist is designed to teach adult participants about the natural history and ecology of Pennsylvania�s diverse ecoregions. Initially, students will receive 55 hours of classroom and field instruction. Teaching involves outdoor activities, PowerPoint slides, suggested resources including a comprehensive training manual developed for the course, and interaction with other students and instructors. Upon graduating from training, Pennsylvania Master Naturalists are expected to complete 30 hours of volunteer service in their first year and 20 hours annually thereafter along with annual continuing education requirements.

The Schuylkill Center is partnering with the Friends of the Wissahickon and the PA Master Naturalist program to continue to provide the Master Naturalist training and certification for Philadelphia volunteers.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist or to download the application, please visit the webpage for the state program: learn More

For the most up-to-date schedule and application procedures, please visit 2016 Training Details on the Pennsylvania Master Naturalist website.

Application deadline is January 29, 2016.

For more information, contact:
Ellyn Nolt,, (717) 368-4899



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