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Maine Master Naturalists Program Accepting Applications

Saturday, March 9th, 2013
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MMNP-Fred-teachThe Maine Master Naturalist Program will be leading courses designed to get you on track for certification as a master naturalist at both our Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth and Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden. They are accepting applications for these Falmouth and Holden courses for 2013-14 and the first application deadline is March 20.

The organizations’s goal is to develop a statewide network of volunteers to teach natural history at parks, conservation organizations, land trusts and schools throughout Maine. Upon enrollment, participants agree to volunteer 40 hours in the year following certification and must continue to volunteer to remain active Maine Master Naturalists. Each course provides more than 66 hours of classroom and field experience focusing on ecological principles; wetland and upland ecology; identification of Maine’s flora and fauna; other aspects of Maine’s natural history; and teaching skills.

Schedules, application, and more information:
www.mainemasternaturalist.org

The Holden course, to be held at Fields Pond Audubon Center, will run from June 1 2013 through June 4 2014, with 10 evening and seven Saturday classes; applications must be received by March 20.
Fields Pond Audubon Center Course Schedule June 1, 2013 – June 4, 2014

The Falmouth course, at the Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, will run from June 8, 2013 through May 21, 2014, with 10 evening and six Saturday classes; applications must be received by March 29.
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center Course Schedule June 8, 2013 – May 21 2014