Michigan Master Naturalist North Country
will take place at the Pigeon River Country Discovery Center, near Vanderbilt, MI (20 miles NE from Gaylord).
The outdoor sessions will take place in various locations around the Pigeon River Country State Forest.
These sessions will run from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. each Saturday date with the exception of August 29th.
Topics/Dates for 2020:
May 30 - Geology, Weather and Climate
June 27 - Michigan Wetland Habitats, Frogs and Toads
July 18 - River and Lake Ecology and Habitats
August 29 (runs until 2:30 pm) - Turtles, Snakes and Upland Habitats
September 26 - Beneficial Insects, Butterflies and Dragonflies and their Habitats
October 17 - Ecology of Trees and Shrubs
(Note: locations subject to change)
Automobile transportation and a Michigan State Park Recreation Passport is necessary. Carpooling can be coordinated if needed.
What to Expect
Kaufman Field Guide to Nature of the Midwest.
Students should wear appropriate clothing such as closed toed shoes or hiking boots, hat, long pants, etc.
Bug spray, sunscreen and a portable water bottle are also recommended.
A camera, hand lens, field guides and binoculars may also prove helpful on lab walks.
80% or better to be certified as a Michigan Master Naturalist.
If a participant misses more than one session, then he or she cannot become a certified Michigan Master Naturalist.
$250 per person includes six sessions, books, handouts and access to the course online for review.
Cancellations received after May 15 will incur a $100 cancellation fee.
Cancellations received one week prior to the start of class will not be refunded.
Note: Registration will close when the class is full.
Maximum class size is 30 participants.
When the class closes you will be invited to register to a waiting list for the 2022 class.
Registration for Michigan Master Naturalist - North Country is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 25, 2020.
There are 2 openings available.
Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.