2018 Basic Training Applications Now Being Accepted

Interested in joining us?

Attend the 2018 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.

Important Dates
  • January 14, 2018: Application Deadline
  • January 22, 2018 6:30-8:00 pm: Mandatory interview session  held at the Brock Environmental Center (3663 Marlin Bay Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455)
  • March 5, 2018: Classes begin
  • June 20, 2018: Graduation Celebration
Class Details

March 5 – May  21 2018
Mondays 6:00-9:00 pm
Five Saturday field experiences

Classes held at: Virginia Wesleyan College / Greer Environmental Sciences Center
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