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Niobrara Valley Preserve Nebraska Master Naturalist Training

Sunday, June 2, 201910:00 amSaturday, June 8, 20191:00 pm
Niobrara Valley Preserve Johnstown, NE
Niobrara Valley Preserve Nebraska Master Naturalist Training

Become a Nebraska Master Naturalist In 2019!
With the Nebraska Master Naturalist Program you can get up close and personal with Nebraska's natural resources! Participants will engage in nearly 60 hours of in-depth training, led by experts in their fields. Learn about Nebraska's ecosystems, plants and animals, conservation biology, and so much more!

Explore Nebraska alongside scientists, faculty, and natural resource professionals. Contribute your time and expertise through exciting volunteer opportunities in habitat conservation, environmental education, citizen science, and more. Most importantly, Connect with Nebraskans who share your passion for nature.

The Master Naturalist Program is open to any Nebraskan age 19 and up with the desire to explore Nebraska's natural resources. To register for an upcoming training you can Apply Now: https://www.nemasternaturalist.org/apply

Training Schedule:

Saturday, June 1st
Welcome Early Arrivals 7:00pm Check in with Matt Jones & Doug Wells
Sunday, June 2nd
9:00am - 11:00am Arrive, Check in
11:00am-12:30pm Orientation to facility, program, introductions to Master Naturalists Matt Jones, Program Coordinator
12:30pm-1:00pm Unpack and Settle in
1:00pm - 5:00pm Ecology & Conservation Biology Dennis Ferraro, University of Nebraska Lincoln
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner

Monday, June 3rd
7:00am-8:00am Breakfast
8:00am - 12:00pm Flora of Nebraska & Prairie Management Gerry Steinauer, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm Amphibians, Reptiles & Turtles of Nebraska of Nebraska Dennis Ferraro, University of Nebraska Lincoln
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm-10:00pm Mammals Of Nebraska Dennis Ferraro

Tuesday, June 4th
7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am - 12:00pm Bison & Habitat Tour TNC Staff
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 5:00pm Insects of Nebraska Neil Dankert
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner
9:00pm Insect Light Trapping Neil Dankert

Wednesday, June 5th
7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am – 12:00pm Interpretation and Environmental Education Bobbie Jo Roshone Interpretation & Education Niobrara Scenic River
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 5: 00pm Citizen Science & Mini Bio Blitz Alie Mayes, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
6:00pm – 7:00pm Dinner

Thursday, June 6th
7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am – 12:00pm Woodland Ecology Beth Arens, Nebraska Forest Service
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 5: 00pm Wetland Ecosystems/Aquatic Ecosystems/Water Resources George Cunningham University of Nebraska-Omaha
6:00pm – 7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm-9:00pm Fishing Zac Brashears, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission

Friday, June 7th
7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am - 12:00pm Birds Of Nebraska Clem Klaphake, Nebraska Master Naturalist
12:00-pm-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-5:00pm Geology of Nebraska Jon Garbisch, UNL Cedar Point, Nebraska Master Naturalist
6:00pm - 7:00 pm Dinner

Saturday, June 8th
7:00am - 8:00am Breakfast
8:00am-9:00am Next Steps Graduation & Safe Travels!

Our Impact to Date Since 2010

  • Trained Master Naturalists

    500

  • Volunteer Hours

    80,000

  • Projects

    6,500

  • Impact Value

    $2034000

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