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Master Naturalist Volunteer
Training at Woodend




Next fall, ANS will once again partner with the University of Maryland Extension to offer the Maryland Master Naturalist volunteer training course. ANS will bring top-notch instructors to the program, which will provide: 

  • 52 hours of training in the ecology, flora, and fauna of Maryland
  • 8 hours of hands-on field work
  • A focus on the natural history of Maryland's Piedmont region

Master Naturalist volunteer training graduates will commit 40 hours to naturalist-related volunteer service annually. See the University of Maryland's website for more information about the program.

DATES: Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 22-November 5, 2015 

FIELD GUIDE: 2014 Master Naturalist Volunteer Field Guide 

PREVIOUS CLASSES: 20132012, 2011 

Application-based admission will be limited to 18 participants. 

There is a $250 fee to cover the cost of materials. 

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To be admitted to a training course, you must be at least 18 years old, submit an application, and be interviewed. 

  • Once you have submitted your application, you will be contacted for an interview.
  • Once your paperwork is completed, and you have had an interview, you will be notified of your admissions status.
  • The deadline for applications is August 1, 2015.
  • Early application is recommended. 

For questions or to be notified of future training opportunities, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at alison.pearce@anshome.org or 301-652-9188 x30.

Master Naturalists 2014
ANS Master Naturalist class of 2014.  From left to right: Stacey Anderson, Barbara Lewis, Jim Tate, Laura Kaiser, Debra Street, Linda Davidson, Karen Johnson, Paula Wang, Lisa Burke, Heather Zindash, Anjela Barnes, Patty Friedman, Lissie Sorensen, Mike Gerecht, Stephen Panossian and Nieves Santos.  Also pictured between columns: Master Naturalist Volunteer liaison Cindy Todd.