July 10, 2016

2016 Master Naturalist Training

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Virginia Master Naturalist. The Central Rappahannock Chapter will be holding a training course from August-December 2016.

The purpose of the training is to prepare participants for volunteering as Master Naturalists in our community.  Though it is an excellent training opportunity, our purpose is for establishing a base of natural resource volunteers.

An Orientation/Introductory class will be held on August 8th at 9:00 AM at Mott’s Run Nature Center in Fredericksburg. The Center is located at 6600 River Road.

Applications for the training can be downloaded from www.virginiamasternaturalist.org or obtained by calling 540-621-9689 or emailing karen.snape@dof.virginia.gov or
j-m-scibek@msn.com  The cost for the training is $150.

To enroll, submit your application.  Fees are due by August 8th and may be paid at the Orientation Session.  Make checks payable to VMN-CRC.   Enrollment is limited to 20 on a first come basis.

Applications should be submitted to:
Virginia Master Naturalist CRC
P. O. Box 5996
Fredericksburg, VA 22403

If you have questions, please contact Jim Scibek  at masternaturalistcrc@gmail.com  or Karen Snape, 540-621-9689 or email karen.snape@dof.virginia.gov
Please note the following:

1.  To become a Certified Master Naturalist, a trainee must: 1) Complete the 40 hours basic training course with a minimum of 25% time in the field; 2)  Pass the post-training assessment with a score of 70% or higher;  3)  Complete a minimum of 8 hours of advanced training, approved by the Central Rappahannock Chapter;  and 4)  Complete a minimum of 40 hours of service, approved by the Central Rappahannock Chapter.   Each volunteer has a maximum of 12 months from the last day of basic training to complete the remaining requirements for certification.  Certification is valid through the calendar year following the year in which the requirements were completed.  To maintain certification, volunteers complete an additional 8 hours of advanced training and 40 hours of service annually.

2.  Due to statewide regulations, applicants must be 18 years old by the start of the training session (August 10, 2015) or aged 14-17 and accompanied by an adult who is responsible for them, as long as they are both registered participants in the program.

3.  Training Class Schedule and Location–
Classes will be held Monday mornings from 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon at Motts Run Nature Center in Fredericksburg starting with the Orientation and Introductory session on August 8th.  Master Naturalist guidelines require 25% of the training to take place outdoors. Three required Saturday sessions are scheduled. Saturday classes usually last four hours and will be held at Motts Run, the Friends of the Rappahannock facility on Falls Hill Avenue or other location within the CRC chapter’s region.  See schedule below.

4.  Trainees may not miss more than 2 classes, and all missed sessions must be made up by attending the appropriate class(es) within 12 months of the completion of the training or other approved make-up activities.

5.  Additional information on the Virginia Master Naturalist Program can be found at http://www.virginiamasternaturalist.org. Virginia Master Naturalist programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.  An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact VDOF at 804-633-6992 or 540-621-9689 during business hours of 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Mon. – Thurs. to discuss accommodations.

Master Naturalist Schedule – 2016
Day Date Topic Instructor
Mon. Aug.  8th Orientation/Intro to Virginia Master Naturalist Program/Admin. Info/Risk Management/American Naturalist/Breaks

Karen Snape
Mon. Aug.  15th Geology/Biogeography Cathy Pritchett
Mon. Aug.  22nd Soil Science
Mon. Aug. 29th Botany Jill Spear
Sat. TBD                Plant Walk/Botany/Trees Linda Bailey & Harry Puffenberger
Mon. Sept.  12th Ornithology Donna Finnegan
Sat.         Sept. 17th Bird Walk Donna Finnegan
Mon. Sept.  19th Forest Ecology and Management Karen Snape
Mon. Sept,   26th Ecological Concepts Ruth Ann Allaire
Mon. Oct.  3rd   Land Use/Urban Systems Adam Downing
Mon. Oct. 10th   Weather and Climate Cathy Pritchett
Sat.         Oct.   15th Wetlands and Coastal Ecology Frank Reilly
Mon. Oct.  17th          Interpretation & Teaching Skills Linda Bailey
Mon. Oct.  24th Citizen Science Michelle Prysby
Mon. Oct. 31st         Biological and Chemical Water Monitoring And Ichthyology Chuck Hoysa
Mon. Nov. 7th          Mammalology Sammy Zambon
Mon. Nov.  14th Entomology - Tests Distributed Guy Mussey
Mon. Nov. 21st         Herpetology Chuck Hoysa
Wed. Nov. 30th         TESTS DUE BACK to P. O. Box 5996 or Parks & Rec. by 5 PM
Tues. Dec. 6th          Graduation and Chapter Meeting

* Classes will be held at Mott’s Run Nature Center from 9:00 am until 12:00 Noon   Sat. classes will vary.                           

July 6, 2015

2015 Upcoming Master Naturalist Training

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Virginia Master Naturalist. The Central Rappahannock Chapter will be holding a training course from August-December 2015.

The purpose of the training is to prepare participants for volunteering as Master Naturalists in our community.  Though it is an excellent training opportunity, our purpose is for establishing a base of natural resource volunteers.

An Orientation/Introductory class will be held on August 10th at 9:00 AM at Mott’s Run Nature Center in Fredericksburg. The Center is located at 6600 River Road.

Applications for the training can be downloaded from http://masternaturalistcrc.blogspot.com (look under “important links”) or obtained by calling 540-621-9689 or emailing karen.snape@dof.virginia.gov or j-m-scibek@msn.com

The cost for the training is $150.

To enroll, submit your application.  Fees are due by August 10th and may be paid at the Orientation Session.  Make checks payable to VMN-CRC

Enrollment is limited to 20 on a first come basis. 

Applications should be submitted to:
Virginia Master Naturalist CRC
P. O. Box 5996
Fredericksburg, VA 22403

If you have questions, please contact Jim Scibek  at masternaturalistcrc@gmail.com  or Karen Snape, 540-621-9689 or email karen.snape@dof.virginia.gov
Please note the following:
1.  To become a Certified Master Naturalist, a trainee must: 1) Complete the 40 hours basic training course with a minimum of 25% time in the field; 2)  Pass the post-training assessment with a score of 70% or higher;  3)  Complete a minimum of 8 hours of advanced training, approved by the Central Rappahannock Chapter;  and 4)  Complete a minimum of 40 hours of service, approved by the Central Rappahannock Chapter.   Each volunteer has a maximum of 12 months from the last day of basic training to complete the remaining requirements for certification.  Certification is valid through the calendar year following the year in which the requirements were completedTo maintain certification, volunteers complete an additional 8 hours of advanced training and 40 hours of service annually.

2.  Due to statewide regulations, applicants must be 18 years old by the start of the training session (August 10, 2015) or aged 14-17 and accompanied by an adult who is responsible for them, as long as they are both registered participants in the program.

3.  Training Class Schedule and Location
Classes will be held Monday mornings from 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon at Motts Run Nature Center in Fredericksburg starting with the Orientation and Introductory session on August 10th.
Master Naturalist guidelines require 25% of the training to take place outdoors. Four required Saturday sessions are scheduled. Saturday classes usually last four hours and will be held at Motts Run, the Friends of the Rappahannock facility on Falls Hill Avenue or other location within the CRC chapter’s region.  See schedule below.

4.  Trainees may not miss more than 2 classes, and all missed sessions must be made up by attending the appropriate class(es) within 12 months of the completion of the training or other approved make-up activities.

5.  Additional information on the Virginia Master Naturalist Program can be found at http://www.virginiamasternaturalist.org 
Virginia Master Naturalist programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.  An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact VDOF at 804-633-6992 or 540-621- 9689 during business hours of 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Mon. – Thurs. to discuss accommodations.



Master Naturalist Schedule – 2015

Day
Date
Topic
Instructor
Mon.
Aug.  10th
Orientation/Intro to Virginia Master Naturalist Program/Admin. Info/Risk Management/American Naturalist/Breaks


Karen Snape




Mon.
Aug.  17th
Ecological Concepts
Ruth Ann Allaire
Mon.
Aug.  24th
Botany
Ruth Ann Allaire
Mon.
Aug. 31st
Ornithology
Donna Finnegan
Sat.
Sept. 12th
Plant Walk/Botany/Trees
Linda Bailey &
Harry Puffenberger
Mon.
Sept.  14th
Forest Ecology and Management
Karen Snape
Sat.
Sept. 19th
Bird Walk
Donna Finnegan
Mon..
Sept.  21st
Geology/Biogeography
Cathy Pritchett
Mon.
Sept,   28th
Land Use/Urban Systems
Adam Downing
Mon.
Oct.  5th
Soil Science
Alexa Clark
Mon.
Oct. 12th
Weather and Climate
Cathy Pritchett
Sat.
Oct.   17th
Wetlands and Coastal Ecology
Frank Reilly
Mon.
Oct.  19th
Interpretation & Teaching Skills
Linda Bailey
Mon.
Oct.  26th
Citizen Science
 Alycia Crall/ Michelle Prysby
Sat.
Oct. 31st
Biological and Chemical Water Monitoring
And Ichthyology
Chuck Hoysa

Mon.
Nov. 2nd
Herpetology
Chuck Hoysa
Mon.
Nov. 9th
Entomology
Guy Mussey
Mon.
Nov.  16th
Mammalogy – Tests Distributed
Sammy Zambon
Wed.
Dec. 2nd
TESTS DUE BACK to P. O. Box 5996 or Parks & Rec. by 5 PM


Tues.  

Dec. 8th

Graduation and Chapter Meeting


July 6, 2014

2014 Virginia Master Naturalist Training - August-December



Thank you for your interest in becoming a Virginia Master Naturalist. The Central Rappahannock Chapter will be holding a training course from August-December 2014. 

The purpose of the training is to prepare participants for volunteering as Master Naturalists in our community.  Though it is an excellent training opportunity, our purpose is for establishing a base of natural resource volunteers.

An Orientation/Introductory class will be held on August 11th at 9:00 AM at Mott’s Run Nature Center in Fredericksburg. The Center is located at 6600 River Road.

Applications for the training can be downloaded from www.virginiamasternaturalist.org or obtained by calling 540-621-9689 or emailing karen.snape@dof.virginia.gov or  j-m-scibek@msn.com.
The cost for the training is $150.

To enroll, submit your application.  Fees are due by August 11th and may be paid at the Orientation Session.  Make checks payable to VMN-CRC. 

Enrollment is limited to 20 on a first come basis. 

Applications should be submitted to:
Virginia Master Naturalist CRC
P. O. Box 5996
Fredericksburg, VA 22403

If you have questions, please contact Jim Scibek  at masternaturalistcrc@gmail.com  or Karen Snape, 540-621-9689 or email karen.snape@dof.virginia.gov

Please note the following:

1.  To become a Certified Master Naturalist, a trainee must: 1) Complete the 40 hours basic training course with a minimum of 25% time in the field; 2)  Pass the post-training assessment with a score of 70% or higher;  3)  Complete a minimum of 8 hours of advanced training, approved by the Central Rappahannock Chapter;  and 4)  Complete a minimum of 40 hours of service, approved by the Central Rappahannock Chapter.   Each volunteer has a maximum of 12 months from the last day of basic training to complete the remaining requirements for certification.  Certification is valid through the calendar year following the year in which the requirements were completedTo maintain certification, volunteers complete an additional 8 hours of advanced training and 40 hours of service annually.

2.  Due to statewide regulations, applicants must be 18 years old by the start of the training session (August 11, 2014) or aged 14-17 and accompanied by an adult who is responsible for them, as long as they are both registered participants in the program.

3.  Training Class Schedule and Location
Classes will be held Monday mornings from 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon at Motts Run Nature Center in Fredericksburg starting with the Orientation and Introductory session on August 11th.
Master Naturalist guidelines require 25% of the training to take place outdoors. Four required Saturday sessions are scheduled. Saturday classes usually last four hours and will be held at Motts Run, the Friends of the Rappahannock facility on Falls Hill Avenue or other location within the CRC chapter’s region.  See schedule below.

4.  Trainees may not miss more than 2 classes, and all missed sessions must be made up by attending the appropriate class(es) within 12 months of the completion of the training or other approved make-up activities.

5.  Additional information on the Virginia Master Naturalist Program can be found at http://www.virginiamasternaturalist.org 

Virginia Master Naturalist programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.  An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.



If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact VDOF at 804-633-6992 or 540-621-9689 during business hours of 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Mon. – Thurs. to discuss accommodations



Master Naturalist Schedule – 2014

Day
Date
Topic
Instructor
Mon.
Aug.  11th
Orientatio
Intro to Virginia Master Naturalist Program
Admin. Info
Risk Management
American Naturalist
Breaks
Karen Snape




Mon.
Aug.  18th
Ecological Concepts
Ruth Ann Allaire
Mon.
Aug.  25th
Botany
Ruth Ann Allaire
Sat.
Sept.  6th
Plant Walk/Botany/Trees
Linda Bailey &
Harry Puffenberger
Mon.
Sept. 8th
Ornithology
Donna Finnegan
Mon.
Sept.  15th
Land Use/ Urban Systems
Adam Downing
Mon.*.
Sept.  22nd
Geology/Biogeography
Cathy Pritchett
Sat.
Sept.  20th  
Bird Walk
Donna Finnegan
Mon.
Sept,   29th
Forest Ecology and Management
Karen Snape
Mon.
Oct.   6th
Soil Science
Alexa Clark
Sat.
TBD
Wetlands and Coastal Ecology
Frank Reilly
Mon. *
Oct.   13th
Weather and Climate
Cathy Pritchett
Mon.
Oct.  20th
Interpretation & Teaching Skills
Linda Bailey
Mon.
Oct.  27th
Citizen Science
 Alycia Crall
Sat.
Nov. 1st
Biological and Chemical Water Monitoring and Ichthyology
Chuck Hoysa
Mon.
Nov. 3rd
Entomology
Guy Mussey
Mon.
Nov. 10th
Herpetology
Chuck Hoysa
Mon.
Nov.  17th
Mammalogy – Tests Distributed
Sammy Zambon
Mon.
Dec. 1st
TESTS DUE BACK to P. O. Box 5996 or Parks & Rec. by 5 PM


Tues.           

Dec. 2nd

Graduation and Chapter Meeting

* Classes will be held at Mott’s Run Nature Center from 9:00 am until 12:00 Noon   except Sept. 22nd and Oct. 13th.  These will be held from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm.  Sat. classes will vary.