Saturday, June 18, 2011

BRFAL Chapter Attend Virginia Master Naturalist Advanced Training Rally

BRFAL Members with Michelle Prysby VMN Coordinator at the Advanced Training 
This photo was taken at the recent Master Naturalist Advanced Training Conference held at Sweet Briar College June 3-4, 2011.  These are BRFAL members (Jim & Bonnie Zinck, Jim & Denise Pilversack, Dick Hendrix & VMN Coordinator Michelle Prysby (2nd from left).

What is a Virginia Master Naturalist?
A Community-based Natural Resource Volunteer Program
Virginia Master Naturalists are volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources and public lands. The process for becoming a certified Virginia Master Naturalist typically takes 6 to 12 months. One starts by completing a 40-hour basic training course offered by a local chapter of the program. An additional 8 hours of advanced training are also required. An important part of the certification process is the required 40 hours of volunteer service.

Chapters are in development across Virginia. In an area where there is no existing chapter, several interested people and an advisor from a sponsoring agency can start their own.

If you would like to learn more about the Virginia Master Naturalist program click here.

Virginia Master Naturalist Program - 460 Stagecoach Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: 434-872-4580   E-mail:

As always BRFAL Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist wants you to get outside and explore and learn something new today. Take someone with you and make a day of it!

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