Old Rag Master Naturalists Basic Training Course

Monday, March 4th, 2019, 9:00 AM

Do you love nature, want to learn more about environmental and conservation efforts in Virginia, and share that knowledge through volunteerism? If yes, then consider joining the next basic training class! (Deadline to sign up for the spring 2019 course is Dec 15, 2018)

​People who are curious about nature, enjoy the outdoors, and want to be a part of natural resource management and conservation in Virginia are perfect candidates to become Virginia Master Naturalists. It is open to all adults regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.

​In order to become Certified Virginia Master Naturalists, volunteers are required to attend a Basic Training Class (a minimum of 40 hours of classroom and field instruction). After training, volunteers must earn additional continuing education credits (a minimum of 8 hours) and provide at least 40 hours of approved volunteer service to the community to become certified. 

Visit their website at and click on the button, “Become a Master Naturalist” to learn more. ​​

Additional information on the state-wide Virginia Master Naturalist program can be found at

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