Friday, May 21, 2010


Jim Fregonara, WVDNR Wildlife Resources Section, Wildlife Diversity, sent out information to the County Coordinators about the first statewide Master Naturalist Conference to be held the weekend of June 11-13 in Elkins.

The West Virginia Master Naturalists program is about to have its FIRST statewide MN conference! The conference is open to all MN participants and is FREE of charge! ( accepting meals and lodging which are reasonably priced)
"This is the first, and hopefully annual, WV Master Naturalists gathering of all members throughout the state. Members can earn unique elective credit hours while meeting other students from throughout the state and have a great time."
"We’ve worked out an agreement with Davis & Elkins College. Fees are $45 for a single per night or $50 for a double, plus tax to stay at the Byrd Conference Center which includes a continental breakfast. Meals are reasonably price in the cafeteria and box lunches can be provided for the field trips. All meals, except for the continental breakfast at Byrd Conference Center, will be served in the campus cafeteria. You must make your own lodging reservations (304-637-1600). Tell the clerk you are with the WV Master Naturalists. You MUST register by May 28."

West Virginia Master Naturalist Weekend Conference

When: Friday, June 11 through Sunday, June 13, 2010
Where: Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, WV

No registration fee! Free electives!

Two evening socials (Friday and Saturday (with the Falling Branch String Band))

Weekend Schedule at a glance:
(see attached schedule and course descriptions for more information)

Fri: Evening Astronomy lecture and planetarium show

Saturday: Choice of four all day field classes:
1 Stream Animal Ecology
2 GIS and GPS
3 Appalachian Geologic Natural History
4 WV Wetlands

Sunday: Statewide Master Naturalist Meeting
(agenda to be determined during the weekend)

Master Naturalist Conference WVDNR & Davis and Elkins College Course Descriptions

WV Master Naturalist Weekend Conference Registration

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