As Marlene Berlin wrote ahead of UDC’s first Master Naturalist training in 2018, “One of the great joys in five years of publishing Forest Hills Connection has been finding, in our email, one of Marjorie Rachlin’s Backyard Nature pieces, or a neighbor’s photo of a chance wildlife encounter. The site has also been a vehicle for sightings and observations from my many walks of the neighborhood. (Ed. note: You might recall Marlene’s fungus obsession.)”
The classes, held over six weeks, cover topics such as basic urban ecology, native plants and pollinators, and the human impacts on urban nature. Classes begin February 18th. Tuition is $250. The application deadline is November 18th. And there’s lots more information below.
The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), is offering the District of Columbia Master Naturalist (DCMN) Program. The program’s mission is to train, develop, and support volunteers who will become environmental stewards and champions in the District.
Interested participants must complete the DCMN Application and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 30, 2019. Interviews will be conducted with each applicant either in person or by phone. Applicants will receive a notice of their acceptance status by December 13, 2019.
DCMN PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The DCMN program consists of two components: