To certify each year, Master Naturalists must complete at least eight hours of approved Advanced Training (AT) during a calendar year. A variety of learning opportunities are posted each month on the website calendar and listed below.
Members may request AT hours for other activities, including master naturalist statewide or chapter partner events, coursework, or other adult learning activities. The request must be made in advance and meet chapter criteria. Please contact Adrienne Frank and Gary Driscole for approval.
Advanced training opportunities often include:
- Lectures in the After Hours Lecture Series at VIMS
- Adult programs at the Virginia Living Museum
- Bird walks, field trips and lectures given by the Williamsburg Bird Club and the Hampton Roads Bird Club
- Native plant walks given by the John Clayton Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society.
- Other frequent activities include Wildlife Mapping training hosted by our chapter, Walk & Talks at New Quarter Park, and events at the Williamsburg Botanical Garden.
UPCOMING ADVANCED TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES