The Riverine Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program will host two Open Houses in October to give persons who are interested in conserving and managing Virginia’s natural resources an opportunity to learn about the training and volunteer activities that are offered.
Meet active Master Naturalists, see examples of volunteer projects, and get your questions answered personally on Thursday, October 11 at Henrico County’s North Park Branch Library, 8508 Franconia Road or on Thursday, October 18 at Ashland Branch Library, 201 S. Railroad Avenue. Both events start at 7 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m.
Master Naturalists are volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and environmental stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources and public lands. The Riverine Chapter is one of 29 chapters in Virginia and serves the greater Richmond area. It will train its thirteenth class of volunteers beginning Thursday, January 10th, 2019 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and continuing every Thursday night for 13 weeks. Classes are held in the Henrico County Government Complex. Applications will be available on the Riverine website (see below) in October, and are due the end of November so now is a good time to find out what the program is all about.
The training includes outstanding classroom presentations by experts in subjects such as: ecology; geology; coastal and freshwater topics; botany; entomology and pollinators; mammals; and ornithology. And there are field trips, including places you might not otherwise have an opportunity to visit.
The Virginia Master Naturalist Program is jointly sponsored by the following Virginia organizations: Cooperative Extension; Institute of Marine Science Center for Coastal Resources Management; Museum of Natural History; and Departments of Conservation and Recreation, Environmental Quality, Forestry, and Game and Inland Fisheries. The program is based in the College of Natural Resources and Environment at Virginia Tech.
Henrico, VA 23227-1213
Event ContactSUZANNE JENKINS
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