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Master Naturalist course has seats available

By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Apr 30,  2014

The Mississippi Master Naturalist Program course will be held on Thursdays beginning May 8, 2014 through June 19, 2014. Classes and field trips will be conducted at the Crosby Arboretum in Picayune, Miss., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless otherwise notified. Class enrollment is limited. The course fee is $110, which includes program costs, supplies, course notebook and other educational materials.

 

The Mississippi Master Naturalist Program helps participants expand their knowledge of our local habitats along with identifying ways to protect land and water resources. Master Naturalists receive 40 hours of training in natural resource and wildlife management. They also must complete 40 hours of volunteer service to meet certification requirements.

The classes and field trips taught by natural resource professionals, university professors and extension agents and will include information on native plants, habitats, insects, watershed management, wildlife, forestry, fisheries, soils and birds. 

To download the registration form, go to http://msucares.com/crec/envi/master_naturalist_program.html and click the application link. For more information, contact Eddie Smith at 601-403-2280 or emlsmith@ext.msstate.edu or Dr. Chris Boyd at 228-546-1025 or cboyd@ext.msstate.edu. Course fee and application must be received by May 6, 2014. Checks or money orders should be made payable to PRC Master Gardeners.  

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