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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 of volunteer service annually to ANS.  See the University of Maryland's website for more information about the program.

DATES: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM, September 22-November 5, 2015  

Application-based admission will be limited to 18 participants. 

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

ANS Master Naturalist volunteers support: ANS education programs; free family walks; ANS Blair Native Plant Garden; ANS Water Quality Monitoring; nest box monitoring; and a host of other volunteer projects. Click here to view a more comprehensive list of current volunteer opportunities.

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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.
  • 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.

Current volunteers, update your contact information and track your volunteer service by logging into the ANS Volunteer Information Center:

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