Michigan Master Naturalist Program (May - October 2020)


Participants in the “Michigan Master Naturalist” program will gain a greater understanding of the natural environment and conservation techniques while learning the flora native to Michigan. Throughout the six-session program, local volunteer opportunities may become apparent. Participants can take an active role in implementing what they have learned throughout their neighborhoods and in their own backyards.



Topics/Dates for 2020:

  • May 30 - Geology, Weather and Climate
  • June 27 - Michigan Wetland Habitats, Frogs and Toads
  • July 18 - River and Lake Ecology and Habitats
  • August 29 (runs until 2:30 pm) - Turtles, Snakes and Upland Habitats
  • September 26 - Beneficial Insects, Butterflies and Dragonflies and their Habitats
  • October 17 - Ecology of Trees and Shrubs


The six sessions will be taught in both indoor and outdoor settings. The indoor sessions will take place at the Pigeon River Country Discovery Center, near Vanderbilt, MI (20 miles NE from Gaylord).  The outdoor sessions will take place in various locations around the Pigeon River Country State Forest.


This program is open to anyone who has an interest in the great out of doors!

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