Applications for 2015 Basic Training class now being accepted!

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 at Virginia Wesleyan College 
Blocker Hall Room 13. The three-hour classroom sessions will be held on Monday nights and the half-day 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

Don’t delay! The application deadline is February 14, 2015.

Thank you for your interest!

Registration is open for 2015 Winter Wildlife Festival

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

VMN State Conference 2014

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.

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