Basic Training

Each spring, the chapter hosts a 40 hour Basic Training class with a mixture of classroom and field trip instruction. The state website What You’ll Learn page gives a good overview of the types of topics covered in this training course.

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We had guest speakers from a few notable “green” organizations in the area. We had three field trips to see nature in person. My favorite activity was looking for frogs at Grafton Pond.

I am now putting my skills to work supporting chapter and other projects in the area.

Elizabeth V, Class of 2016


The application period for the 2017 class is closed.

Classroom sessions are typically held March-May on Monday evenings 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Four or five field trips are scheduled on Saturdays during the same time period.

The course fee for 2107 is $125 and includes all materials, entrance fees (if applicable) and first year dues.

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