Classes for the Monongahela Chapter of the West Virginia Master Naturalist program will begin on March 23. To become a master naturalist, each student must complete 64 hours of study and 30 hours of volunteer service over a 1-4 year span. Classes will cover subjects such as ecology, mammals, wetlands, trees, vines and shrubs. About two thirds of the course will be indoor work and the remainder will be held outdoors. Classes will be Thursday nights from 6-9 p.m. and some Saturdays or Sundays for field trips. The cost for the course is $60, which includes a manual, a name tag from the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, a magnifying lens and a tree identification key.
Info, meeting location: Ellen Hrabovsky at 304-296-1887 or firstname.lastname@example.org