2017 Basic Training Applications Now Being Accepted

Interested in joining us?

Attend the 2017 Tidewater Master Naturalist Basic Training class! For more information about the basic training, see this page.


I am thrilled to be a graduate of the Tidewater Master Naturalist Class of 2016. The course covered everything from basic ecology to wetlands restoration. The classroom training usually incorporated a hands-on exercise within the instruction. These exercises allowed us to engage our critical thinking skills and also to learn from our instructors and classmates.

Elizabeth V


Please download the application form here.   Email or send your completed application as instructed on page 3 of the form. Send no money at this time.

Applications are being accepted until January 23, 2017. An open house/interview session will be held January 30, 2017, time and place TBD.

Class details

March – May 2017
Monday 6:00-9:00 pm
Four-five Saturday field trips

Virginia Wesleyan College
1584 Wesleyan Dr, Norfolk, VA 23502

Course Fee $125.00 includes all course materials, entrance fees, and first year chapter dues.

Tidewater Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists: Promoting natural resource conservation in southeastern Virginia