What is learned?

  1. All aspects of the role of Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, the mission and objectives of the program, and the guidelines for participation.
  2. What a naturalist is and does and the significance of naturalists and natural history.
  3. The biogeography of PA, including the physiographic regions and the geological and ecological aspects that make them distinct.
  4. Basic concepts of ecology.
  5. Basic concepts of geology.
  6. Basic resource management principles.
  7. Some native flora and fauna in the region.
  8. The general process of science.
  9. The art of nature interpretation.
  10. The roles of Pennsylvania state agencies in the management and conservation of natural resources.
  11. Other topics as related to the local needs of the region