Master Naturalist Certification Class
continue your lifelong learning by becoming a master naturalist!
The Georgia Master Naturalist certified program, sponsored by The University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, is a hands-on environmental education program that explores habitats and ecosystems in Georgia and human impacts on these environments.
This program is a combination of lectures and outside hands-on learning through field studies on the property of the Nature Center and some offsite field experiences. Relevant resource materials are given. This program can also provide SDUís for teachers and others. An informed person can help make changes in their lives as well as their community and safeguard the environment. After completing this fun and interactive program, the Georgia Master Naturalist graduates are encouraged to share their knowledge with their communities by volunteering or working in local schools, scout programs or nature centers.
Supplies: Bring your own lunch, water bottle and coffee mug. Snacks, coffee and tea will be provided.
The monthly sessions may explore the following areas total of over 50 hours
>> Nature Journaling
>> Introduction to Ecology
>> Watershed & Canoe study of the Natural History on the Chattahoochee River
>> Wetland Ecology
>> Eco regions of Georgia (The Natural Communities of Georgia)
>> Mammals of Georgia
>> Snakes of Georgia and Amphibian Monitoring Study
>> Minerals, Rocks and overall Geology of the State of Georgia
>> Basic Birding techniquesÖBirds of Prey
>> Forestry Ecology & Wildflowers (at Thompson Mills Forest Arboretum, Braselton, Georgia)
>> Tree ID & Forest Lore
Second Wednesday of the month
September 11, 2019 – May 2020, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
2019 Registration is Full
Sign Up Below for the 2020 lottery.
Master Naturalist Certificate
Session handouts provided by the speakers
Hand Lens and Lanyard
Guided Canoe Trip on the Chattahoochee River
$525 members (Pre-registration is required)
Refund & Cancellation Policy
If a class is cancelled for any reason you will receive a full refund. If you wish to cancel your reservation, please contact our office at least six business days prior to your scheduled program. $20 of your registration fee will be retained by CNC. You will receive confirmation when we receive your cancellation. If you do not receive confirmation within one business day, we have not received your cancellation. No refunds will be given for cancellations made fewer than 6 business days prior to your scheduled program. Refunds will be paid by check, please allow 4-6 weeks.
questions about the master naturalist program?
contact us using the form below or call Tom Howick, Director of Education, & Master Naturalist Coordinator at 770-992-2055 x235.