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Master Naturalist Multi-Day Workshop

July 29, 2021

Become a master naturalist during a two-day workshop covering many aspects of flora and fauna of the area!  

Join the YMCA Outdoor Education Staff to become a Master Naturalist! Over the course of two days you will learn how to ID common plants and animals in a forest and riparian ecosystem, learn about the formation of the Rocky Mountains, and learn the science behind wildfires. At the end of the course you will be awarded a Master Naturalist certification and celebrate with a campfire! This workshop is for ages 18+ and includes all activities and programs included. Choose what dates work best for your schedule! A convenient option of multiple mid-week sessions in September or October to choose from.

Workshop Schedule

Day 1: 

9-10am: Naturalist skill Building 
10am-12pm: Montane Forest Ecology 
12-1pm: Lunch 
1-4pm:  Aquatic Ecology 
5-6 pm: Dinner 
8:00-9:30pm: Astronomy 

Day 2 

9am–12pm: Mountain Formations 
12-1pm: Lunch 
1-4pm: Fire Ecology + Climate Change 
4-5pm: Campfire and Awards 

How to Book 

1. Choose what dates work best for your schedule!

A convenient option of three mid-week sessions to choose from. The Master Naturalist program is $100 for all naturalist sessions for two days. Lodging and meal package is booked seperately. Click to book your Master Naturalist program session: 

September 7 - 8
September 13 - 14
September 20 - 21 - Session Full 
October 11 -12
October 18 - 19

2. Make Your Lodging & Meals Reservations 

Enjoy a getaway while becoming a master naturalist! Booking through our master naturalist room block, provides a comfortable lodge room for two nights and all meals included at our cafetria-style dining hall for the event. Room and meal package is $114.50. Naturalist program registration must be booked separately. Call 888-613-9622 to make your reservation. 

Lodging - September 7 - 8
Lodging - September 13 - 14
Lodging - September 20 - 21 - Session Full 
Lodging - October 11 -12 
Lodging - October 18 - 19 

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