University of Maryland Extension

Host a Training at Your Site

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To accommodate the Master Naturalist training course, a facility must have classroom space for 15 to 25 students and grounds suitable for outdoor lessons.

Environmental education centers, conservancies, and arboretums are all good potential Host Sites, especially if they are within driving distance of an interesting location for the class field trip. 

The Host Site must have a trained Master Naturalist Program Facilitator, preferably an employee or associate, to organize and oversee the course. Familiarity with the Host Site and its organizational mission is an advantage when recruiting participants and instructors and managing your trained volunteer Master Naturalists. 

Benefits for the Host Site

The Host Site and the Program Facilitator are expected to tailor the training course to their local conditions and objectives. The volunteers, after training, will donate their skills to the Host Site and the community it serves. Providing this program is also good publicity for the Host Site.

For more details about the requirements for being a Host Site, along with an application, see right.

Host Sites in Maryland

Each physiographic region can have numerous Host Sites. Currently active Host Sites are:

The Piedmont Region 

The Coastal Plain

The Mountain Region 

Cunningham Falls State Park & Gambrill State Park, Thurmont

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