Pennsylvania Master Naturalist Trainings

Monday, May 28 thru Monday, December 31

Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia Counties

Become a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist

The Master Naturalist training program is a national 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 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.

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.

Learn how you can join this community of dedicated conservation volunteers at

2012 Trainings - Three Regional Options:
- SPRING 2012 (application deadline: February 17, 2012)

- Philadelphia County: Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA

- FALL & WINTER 2012 (application deadline: May 28, 2012)

- Bucks County: Silver Lake Nature Center, Bristol, PA
- Chester County: Bucktoe Creek Preserve, Kennett Square, PA

Schedules vary among locations, for complete schedule details visit:

Leadership for Community-based Conservation

Since 2010, Philadelphia area Master Naturalist volunteers have:
    - engaged in 1,469 hours of volunteer service towards community -based conservation,
    - contributed $29,390 worth of conservation work to 18 regional partners,
   - dedicated themselves to 378 hours of ongoing education in the natural sciences.

For more information, contact Jennifer Everhart, PICE Master Naturalist Program Coordiantor, at or (610) 724-6443.


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