2017 Training

SPRING

Adams County (NEW): Coordinated by The South Mountain Partnership and Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve (Fairfield, PA). Training will begin on April 11th with weekly evening classroom sessions on Tuesdays from 6:00-9:00 p.m.and several Saturday field sessions until June 20th. Please see the attached schedule for details of all classrooms and field sessions: SHNP Training Schedule Spring 2017

Montgomery County (NEW): Coordinated by The Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy (Schwenksville, PA).  Training will begin on March 15th and continue weekly with weekly evening classroom sessions on Wednesdays from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and several Saturday field sessions until June 21st. Please see the attached schedule for details of all classrooms and field sessions: PWC Training Schedule Spring 2017.

Montour County (NEW): Coordinated by Montour Area Recreation Commission (Montour Preserve near Danville, PA).  Training will begin on April 4th with weekly evening classroom sessions on Tuesdays and several Saturday field sessions until June 20th.  Please see attached schedule for details of all classroom and field sessions: MARC Training Schedule Spring 2017.

FALL

Berks County: Coordinated by Berks Nature (Reading, PA). Training classes will be held weekly  on Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00, August 3- October 19. Please check back for the full schedule and more information.

Bucks County: Coordinated by Silver Lake Nature Center (Bristol, PA). Training classes will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-8:30,  September 12 – November 14 (skipping October 31st). Field trips will be on Saturdays: Sept. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 21 and Nov. 4. Please check back for the full schedule.

Chester County: Coordinated by The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County. Training classes will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings and occasional Saturdays, August – October. Please check back for the complete schedule and more information.

Philadelphia County: Coordinated by Friends of the Wissahickon. Training classes will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings and occasional Saturdays beginning August 29 and running through October. Please check back for the complete schedule and more information.


Application deadline for Montour County Training Course has been extended until February 13th at the early bird rate of $325. Applications may be postmarked on the 13th.

Space is available, but limited, in the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy’s Course and applications may be received until the course is full or February 28th. Please contact us if interested.

The application deadline is May 15, 2017 for Fall 2017 classes.  Tuition: $325, includes mandatory background check fee. The late registration fee for applications received after the deadline increases to $400 (if space is still available in the training). Please contact Ellyn Nolt, the Program Coordinator (enolt@pamasternaturalist.org) for class availability after the deadline.

Go to Application Procedures for more information about applying or to download an application.

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