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Nurture Your Passion for Nature

Edmonton's natural areas

April 20, 2011

Master Naturalist Program application deadline approaches

Residents have until April 30 to submit their application for the Master Naturalist Program.

This program is a unique learning and volunteer opportunity that provides Edmontonians the chance to discover our natural areas and better understand how we can all play a part in preserving these ecological assets.

Through 35 hours of classroom instruction and field trips, Master Naturalists learn how to become stewards of our natural areas. Participants will learn about native plants and wildlife, naturalization, community engagement, and hands-on stewardship skills.

In exchange for this training, in the year following their course, Master Naturalists contribute 35 hours of service. This service requirement can be fulfilled in a number of ways, including adopting a natural area, supporting a naturalization and restoration project, or educating the public about natural areas through community workshops.

The program includes nine sessions throughout the first three weeks in June. The application asks residents to list any relevant work or volunteer experience, as well as explain why they are interested and how they would get involved in becoming a steward for Edmonton’s natural areas.

To apply or to view more program details, visit www.edmonton.ca/masternaturalistprogram.

For more information:

Angela Hobson

Title Office of Natural Areas Conservation
Telephone 780-496-6147 
Fax 780-496-1150
Email angela.hobson@edmonton.ca