The outdoor sessions will be lead on foot in a wide variety of locations including well known (or somewhat secretive) parks, native preserves and bogs throughout the local training area. Some locations may have steep or rough terrain.
These sessions will run from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. each Saturday date.
Topics/Dates for 2019:
May 11th- Michigan Ecosystems, invasive species, climate change, and ephemeral plants
June 15th- Wetlands Habitats, native plants, invasive species, and Frogs
July 20th- Turtles and Snakes and their habitats
August 24th- Dune Ecology
September 28- Insects and Butterflies and their habitats
October 19th- Trees and Shrub ecosystems
(Note: locations subject to change )
Automobile transportation and a Michigan State Park Recreation Pasport is necessary. Carpooling can be coordinated if needed.
What to Expect
Students should wear appropriate clothing such as closed toed shoes or hiking boots, hat, long pants, etc.
A camera, hand lens, field guides and binoculars may also prove helpful on lab walks.
If a participant misses more than one session, then he or she cannot become a certified Michigan Master Naturalist.
$240 per person includes six sessions, materials and handouts.
24 SCECH credit hours are available.
Cancellations received after April 29 will incur a $100 cancellation fee.
Cancellations received on week prior to the start of class will not be refunded.
The class is full. Please register
to be put on our waiting list for next year.
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.