Master Naturalist is an adult education course developed in collaboration with the UGA Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources. This ten-week course uses a combination of lectures and hands-on learning in the field, covering a variety of nature education subjects including plant identification and foraging, forestry, stream ecology, and more! After completing this fun & interactive program, on-site at the Nature Center with some off-site field trips, Georgia Master Naturalists are encouraged to share their knowledge with their communities by volunteering & working in schools, scout programs, and nature centers.
Master Naturalist Fast Facts
- Cost: $400 for non-members, $375 for Dunwoody Nature Center members.
- What’s included? Ten weeks of course-related material, a Master Naturalist shirt, a certificate of completion, and a custom name tag. We do not provide transportation or lunch.
- Timeline: The program runs for once a week for ten weeks. A complete schedule of experts, dates, and times will be sent out to those that register.
- Why should I become a Master Naturalist? Participants will get to explore different local ecosystems, interact with native wildlife, and learn about the natural world around them! After completing this fun and interactive program, Georgia Master Naturalists are encouraged to share their knowledge with their communities by volunteering & working in schools, scout programs, and nature centers.
- What kinds of organizations will be featured in our Master Naturalist program? The program will feature guest speakers from the Amphibian Foundation, Forestry Commission, Department of Natural Resources, University of Georgia, and more!
- Do I need to register? Yes, registration is required. All participants must sign this digital liability waiver in order to participate.
- Refund and cancellation Policy: If you wish to cancel your registration and receive a refund you must send a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org, requests must be sent at least two weeks prior to the program start date. Refunds will not be issued if a cancellation request is sent within two weeks of the start date. There are no partial refunds for missed classes. As the program contains over 50 hours of program material there is an opportunity to make up missed hours in order to meet the 48-hour minimum needed to receive your certificate of completion.
- Classes will take place rain or shine.