The first step to becoming a Tidewater Master Naturalist is to complete the Basic Training Class. This year’s training will begin on March 2, 2015 at 6:00pm. The classroom sessions will be held on Monday nights and the field trips will be on Saturdays.
The cost is $125.00, including all field trips and class materials.
For more information on what to expect during the training, see our Basic Training page.
If you are interested in joining us, please download and out this form: TMN Basic Training Application 2015. Then email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t delay! The application deadline is February 6, 2015.
Thank you for your interest!
Registration for the Winter Wildlife Festival began on November 15th. The festival will be held from Thursday February 5th through Sunday February 8th, 2015. The festival promises to be a very exciting one with several half and full-day field trips to the local nature hot spots, talks on birding, fisheries, and mammals, as well as workshops on nature photography for all levels.
The keynote speaker will be Kevin Karlson, an accomplished birder, author, and tour guide. Kevin will speak on Friday evening, February 6th on, “Birding by Impression”, a method he developed to help both beginner and advanced birders hone their bird identification skills.
For a complete schedule of events and registration information, go to the website at http://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/Pages/winter-wildlife-festival.aspx#excursions.
Tidewater Master Naturalist Frank Walker works with Kellam’s beekeeping club, the Pollen Nation.
The 6th Annual Statewide Conference and Training was held on September 26-28, 2014 at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News, VA. The event was sponsored jointly by the Historic Rivers and Peninsula Chapters.
The 2015 Tidewater Master Naturalist Basic Training will begin in March. Stay tuned for more information and details on how to apply for this year’s class.