Pennsylvania Master Naturalist training

Posted by on January 08, 2012

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education is pleased to announce that we are partnering with the Pennsylvania Master Naturalist program.

SCEE will host a series of certification courses in the spring of 2012.  The application deadline for the spring session is February 17, 2012.

What is a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist?

A Pennsylvania Master Naturalist is an individual with a passion for the natural world who participates in an intensive training program and uses his or her knowledge by giving back to the community through volunteer service.

The PA program, administered by the Pennsylvania Institute for Conservation Education, or PICE, is part of a national initiative that aims to connect people with their local ecosystems through intensive natural science training and local conservation service work.  The goal is to develop a local corps of “master volunteers and service providers” to offer education, outreach and stewardship dedicated to the understanding and management of natural areas within their communities.

This year-round program has three components: the initial volunteer training course, volunteer service hours, and advanced training classes.

Spring 2012 Volunteer Training Course

The Schuylkill Center will be the host site for this spring’s volunteer training session. Courses are tentatively scheduled to run from mid-April through May of 2012. The application deadline for the spring session is February 17, 2012.

Individuals interested in the Pennsylvania Master Naturalist Program are invited to apply to the training program by visiting PICE’s website, for complete schedule details and application materials.

Pennsylvania Master Naturalists

Leadership for community-based conservation:

Since 2010, Philadelphia area Master Naturalist volunteers have:

engaged in 1,074 hours of volunteer service towards community -based conservation
contributed $22,000 worth of conservation work to 18 program partners in southeastern PA
dedicated themselves to 319 hours of ongoing education in the natural sciences

For more information contact:

Jennifer Everhart
PICE Master Naturalist Program Coordinator
[email protected]
(610) 724-6443

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