Mississippi Master Naturalist Program courses will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays from April 28 to June 9. Classes will be held at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center on Popps Ferry Road in Biloxi and various other in-the-field locations. Class enrollment is limited, and pre-registration is required.
The course fee is $90, which includes program costs, supplies, course notebook and other educational materials.
The program helps participants expand their knowledge of local habitats and identify 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.
To register, contact Chris Boyd, an assistant extension professor who works with Mississippi State University and the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, at (228) 546-1025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course fee and application must be received by April 15. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Mississippi State University.