The Maine Master Naturalist Program is accepting applications for its Falmouth and Holden courses for 2013-14. The organization’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.
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. 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 15.
For more information and an application form, go to: www.mainemasternaturalist.org