Training Courses

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Spring 2021 Courses

Allegheny County (coordinated by PMN). Classes will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings (6-8:30 pm) from April 6 – June 22 with four field sessions held on Saturdays (April 17, May 15 and 22, and June 5).

Berks County (coordinated by PMN). Classes will be held weekly on Wednesday evenings (6-8:30 pm) from March 31 – June 16 with four field sessions on Saturdays (April 10, May 1 and 15, and June 5 with make up date of June 12th for any postponed field trip).

Dauphin County (coordinated by East Hanover Township Parks & Rec). Classes will be held weekly on Thursday evenings (6-8:30 pm) from April 1 – June 17 with four field sessions on Saturdays (April 10, May 1 and 22, and June 5 with make up date of June 12th for any postponed field trip).

Montour County (coordinated by Montour Area Recreation Commission). Classes will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:30 from April 6 through June 22 with five field sessions held on Saturdays (April 17; May 1,15 and 22, and June 5). 

Philadelphia County (evening classes will be virtual). Classes will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings from April 6 through June 22 with four field sessions held on Saturdays (held in person in the outdoors – April 17, May 8 and 22, and June 12 with make up date of June 19 for any postponed field trip).

Proposed Fall 2021 Courses (application period is not yet open)

Armstrong County (coordinated by Armstrong Center for Community Learning/ ACCL) at the Outdoor Discovery Center, Crooked Creek.  Classes will be held weekly on Thursday evenings (6-8.30pm) from August 12 – October 28 with four field sessions held on Saturdays (TBD).

Centre County (coordinated by Clearwater Conservancy). Tentatively – Classes will be held weekly on Thursday evenings (6-8:30 pm) from August 12 – October 28 with four field sessions held on Saturdays (TBD).

Chester County (southern) (coordinated by The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County). Class dates and time frames to be determined.

Delaware County (coordinated by Tyler Arboretum) Classes will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:30 from August 17 to October 26 with four field sessions held on Saturdays (TBD).

Lehigh County – Hosted by the Lehigh County Conservation District. Schedule TBD.

Montgomery County (coordinated by Upper Providence Township Parks & Rec). Schedule coming soon.

Westmoreland County (coordinated by Brandywine Conservancy) Classes will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings (6-8.30 pm) from August 3 – October 26 with four field sessions held on Saturdays.


SPRING APPLICATION IS OPEN. Applications received by January 15th will receive a discount. Deadine is February 1, 2021; however, early registration is encouraged given limited space in courses.

Click here to go to Spring 2021 Online Application Page

For more information please contact the following regional coordinators:

Southeast Program Coordinator: Ellyn Nolt at enolt@pamasternaturalist.org

Southwest Program Coordinator: Maeve Rafferty at mrafferty@pamasternaturalist.org

North Central and Northeastern Programs: Michele Richards at michele@pamasternaturalist.org

Lancaster County Conservancy 2013 Trainees view waterfowl at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area