Training Courses in the Coastal Plain Region

Master Naturalist Training Courses

Listed below are Open as well as Past Master Naturalist Training Courses.  Please review this listing to see what host sites participate in the Maryland Master Naturalist Program in this region and when they typically offer training (i.e., time of year, days of the week, time of day, etc).  Applications are only being accepted by OPEN programs as noted below.  To apply for admission to a training course, please contact the Host Site and download and submit the application (see links at right). If a host site interests you but their training is not currently open, please email the host site contact for more information about upcoming trainings at that host site.

The cost of the training is $250 per person upon acceptance into the training. Do not send payment with your application.

If you would like to learn more about how your facility/organization could become a Host Site, please contact Joy Rafey at jrafey@umd.edu

 

Open/Upcoming/Active Trainings:

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville, MD (Queen Anne's County)
http://www.bayrestoration.org/ 
Host Site Contact:  Courtney Leigh, cleigh@bayrestoration.org 
Dates:  September 6 - December 13, 2017
Days:  Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Registration Currently OPEN

 

Marshy Point Nature Center/Cromwell Valley Park/Balt. County Environmental Protection & Sustainability, Baltimore, MD (Baltimore County) 
http://www.marshypoint.org/ and http://www.cromwellvalleypark.org/ 
Host Site Contacts:  Ben Porter of Marshy Point Nature Center bporter@baltimorecountymd.gov, Brina  Doyle of Cromwell Valley Park bdoyle@baltimorecountymd.gov, and Autumn Kahl of Balt. County EPS akahl@baltimorecountymd.gov 
Dates:  September 16 - November 18, 2017 
Days:  Saturdays, 9 am - 4 pm
Registration Currently OPEN

 

Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD (Caroline County)
http://www.adkinsarboretum.org/
Host Site Contact:  Robyn Affron, raffron@adkinsarboretum.org 

Dates:  October 18, 2017 - July 18, 2018 (NOTE:  this program extends thru summer 2018)
Days:  3rd Wednesday of each month, 10 am - 4 pm, plus one Saturday
Registration Currently OPEN

 

American Chestnut Land Trust (ACLT), Prince Frederick, MD (Calvert County)
http://acltweb.org/
Host Site Contact:  Autumn Phillips, landmanager@acltweb.org 
Dates:  February 27 - June 17, 2017
Days:  Mondays, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, plus four Saturday field trips/classes
Registration Currently CLOSED

 

Elms Environmental Education Center, Dameron, MD (St. Mary's County)
http://elms.smcps.org  
Host Site Contact:  Margarita Rochow, mrrochow@smcps.org

Dates:  February 28 - June 6, 2017
Days:  Tuesday evenings, 5:30-8:30 pm, plus additional dates subject to change such as occasional Saturday Field Trip/Classes
Registration Curently CLOSED
 

Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD (Caroline County)
http://www.adkinsarboretum.org/
Host Site Contact:  Robyn Affron, raffron@adkinsarboretum.org 

Dates:  October 19, 2016 - July 19, 2017 (NOTE:  this program extends thru summer 2017)
Days:  3rd Wednesday of each month, 10 am - 4 pm, plus one Saturday
Registration Curently CLOSED

 

 

Past Trainings:

2016:

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center,
 Grasonville, MD
 (Queen Anne's County)
http://www.bayrestoration.org/ 
Host Site Contact:  Courtney Leigh, cleigh@bayrestoration.org 
Dates:  September 21 - December 21, 2016
Days:  Wednesdays, 10 am - 3 pm

Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD (Caroline County)
http://www.adkinsarboretum.org/
Dates:  October 19, 2016 - July 19, 2017 (NOTE:  this program extends thru summer 2017)
Days:  3rd Wednesday of each month, 10 am - 4 pm, plus one Saturday

MD Department of Natural Resources (Anne Arundel County)
http://dnr2.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/Education/MDNaturalistTraining.aspx 
Host Site Contact:  Paula Becker, Paula.Becker@maryland.gov 
Dates:  February 10 - May 19, 2016
Days:  Wednesdays, 5:30 - 9:30 pm, plus three Saturdays

American Chestnut Land Trust (ACLT), Prince Frederick, MD (Calvert County)
http://acltweb.org/
Host Site Contact:  Autumn Phillips, landmanager@acltweb.org 
Dates:  February 29 - June 13, 2016
Days:  Mondays, 6:00 - 9:15 pm, plus two Saturdays

Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD (Caroline County)
http://www.adkinsarboretum.org/
Dates:  October 21, 2015 - July 20, 2016
Days:  3rd Wednesday of each month, 10 am - 4 pm, plus one Saturday

 

2015:

University of the District of Columbia, 
Washington, DC
www.udc.edu 
Host Site Contact:  Dwane Jones, Dwane.Jones@udc.edu  
Dates:  July 14 - August 25, 2015
Days:  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30 am - 5:00 pm 

American Chestnut Land Trust (ACLT), Prince Frederick, MD (Calvert County)
http://acltweb.org/
Host Site Contact:  Autumn Phillips, landmanager@acltweb.org
Dates:  January 26 - May 4, 2015
Days:  Mondays, 6:00 - 9:15 pm, plus two Saturdays

MD Department of Natural Resources (Anne Arundel County)
http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Education/MD_Naturalist_Training.asp
Host Site Contact:  Paula Becker, Paula.Becker@maryland.gov
Dates:  February 11 - May 20, 2015
Days:  Wednesdays, 5:30 - 9:30 pm, plus three Saturdays

 

2014:

Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
,
Abingdon, MD & Eden Mill Nature Center, Pylesville, MD (Harford County)
http://www.otterpointcreek.org/ http://www.edenmill.org/
Host Site Contacts:  Kriste Garman of Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, ksgarman@harfordcountymd.gov and Aimee Dunn of Eden Mill Nature Center, aldunn@harfordcountymd.gov 
Dates:  September 8 - October 13, 2014
Days:  Mondays,  9 am - 3:30 pm and 3 Saturdays, 9 am - 5:30 pm

Irvine Nature Center/Masonville Cove Environmental Center/National Aquarium, Baltimore County/Baltimore City
http://www.ExploreNature.org
http://www.MasonvilleCove.org
http://www.aqua.org
Host Site Contacts:  Courtney Sagal of Irvine Nature Center, CourtneySagal@ExploreNature.org and Stephanie Pully of National Aquarium, SPully@aqua.org
Dates:  September 9 - October 21, 2014
Days:  Tuesdays, 9 am - 5 pm, and Saturday October 18, 9 am - 5 pm

Cromwell Valley Park/Marshy Point Nature Center, Baltimore, MD (Baltimore County) http://www.cromwellvalleypark.org/index.html http://www.marshypoint.org/
Host Site Contacts:  Gina Dotterweich of Cromwell Valley Park, gianina@cromwellvalleypark.org and Ben Porter of Marshy Point Nature Center, bporter@baltimorecountymd.gov
Dates:  September 20 - November 22, 2014
Days:  Saturdays, 9 am - 3 pm

Maintained by the IET Department of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. © 2017.