Training Courses

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Fall 2021 Courses

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 (6:00-8.30pm) from August 12 – October 28 with four field sessions held on Saturdays (TBD).

Centre County (coordinated by Clearwater Conservancy). Classes will be held weekly on Thursday evenings (6:00-8:30 pm) from August 12 – October 28 with four field sessions held on Saturdays (8/21, 9/11, 9/25, 10/9).

Chester County (southern) (coordinated by The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County). Classes will be held weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:30 pm with five field sessions held on Saturdays from 900 am -2:30 pm (8/28, 9/11, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16).

Delaware County (coordinated by Tyler Arboretum) Classes will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:30 pm from August 17 to October 26 with four field sessions held on Saturdays (8/28, 9/18, 10/9, 10/23).

Lehigh County – (coordinated by the Lehigh County Conservation District) Classes will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:30 pm from August 17 to November 2 with four field sessions held on Saturdays (8/28, 9/18, 10/2, 10/23).

Montgomery County (coordinated by Upper Providence Township Parks & Rec). Classes will be held weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:30 pm with four field sessions held on Saturdays from 9:00 am -2:30 pm (8/28, 9/18, 10/2, 10/23).

Westmoreland County (coordinated by Brandywine Conservancy) Classes will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings (6:00-8.30 pm) from August 3 – October 26 with four field sessions held on Saturdays.

FALL APPLICATION IS OPEN (link to application page)

Spring 2021 Courses are Now Closed.

Allegheny County (coordinated by PMN).

Berks County (coordinated by PMN).

Dauphin County (coordinated by East Hanover Township Parks & Rec).

Montour County (coordinated by Montour Area Recreation Commission).

Philadelphia County (evening classes will be virtual).


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