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Sign up to become of University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist

Do you want to know more about prairies, wetlands, or forests? Are you looking for ways to volunteer and be connected to nature? The University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist program trains adult volunteers who are working on many local projects.

Trainings are held Wednesdays, Aug. 26 through Nov. 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. and two field trips will be scheduled for Saturdays in September from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Topics included in training are prairies, wetlands, ornithology, herpetology, botany, entomology, and much more. Participants must register for the training. The training cost $225.

Applications for the training are available at the U of I Extension Office at1 Regency Plaza in Collinsville. They are also available online at web.extension.illinois.edu/mms/.

If you have questions regarding the Master Naturalist training, contact Sarah Ruth at (618) 939-3434 or ruth1@illinois.edu. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact the Extension office at least two weeks prior to the event.