|Master Naturalist Program in West Virginia|
The mission of the West Virginia Master Naturalist Program is to train interested people in the fundamentals of natural history, nature interpretation and teaching, and to instill responsible environmental stewardship. The program ultimately provides a corps of highly qualified volunteers to assist government agencies, non-government organizations, and schools with research, outdoor recreation development, and environmental education and protection.
West Virginia State Parks welcomes Master Naturalist (MN) volunteer work. Individual parks and forests are wonderful areas to demonstrate and share MN skills and knowledge with visitors and guests via presentations, hikes or volunteer work (such as trail maintenance and interpretative displays). Individuals in the MN program are required to conduct volunteer hours to maintain Master Naturalist status. Suggested opportunities at state parks include, but are certainly not limited to: interpretive programs or presentations, seasonal naturalist work, leading hikes, nature center hosting, etc.
To learn more about this program and for class descriptions and registration forms, Click Here. You will be redirected to detailed program information. The Master Naturalist Program is overseen by the WV DNR, Wildlife Section.
Master Naturalist Chapters in WV
Master Naturalist events or activities at state parks and forests may be posted to this page as available.
Master Naturalists interested in volunteering services at a state park or forest and not sure who to contact, email Parks Naturalist. Your assistance and interest in natural history and interpretation is welcome.
|Contact Master Naturalist Coordinator
Master Naturalist Brochure (pdf)
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