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Signups begin soon for Middle Peninsula Master Naturalists’ basic training

The Middle Peninsula Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists will begin a new basic training course for interested Middle Peninsula residents in the fall, with signups starting next month.

This young chapter currently has more than 60 members and is eager to grow with more members to help conserve and manage the environment and the natural resources in the five counties it serves, according to a release.

“By providing volunteer citizen scientists, educators, and stewards of our environment, we are truly making a difference in our local areas. Please consider joining us,” the release stated.

The Basic Training Course covers background knowledge and skills to prepare students for their volunteer service. The training course begins at the end of August and concludes around the end of January. There is a holiday break from the weekly class. Classes will be provided online via Zoom, during the evening. In-person field trips are a part of the training and will be conducted on some S...

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