Participants explore local habitats and ecosystems in this 10-session course (40 hours) that combines indoor lectures with outdoor field experiences alongside field experts.
The Summer/Fall 2022 Master Naturalist program will be in-person programming only. Due to the hands-on nature of the classes, there will be no online, recorded or virtual options offered for this course. If you experience COVID-19 symptoms or are exposed, please do not attend the class until the appropriate quarantine period is satisfied. For the health of our community and to protect those most vulnerable in our lives, Elachee recommends that all visitors follow CDC guidance with regard to wearing masks.
The Georgia Master Naturalist program, developed and overseen by The University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, is a series of classes focusing on various environmental topics, from basic ecology and hydrology to native plants.
This program is designed for individuals 16 and over. By creating positive and valuable adult learning experiences in a structured, but informal setting, Elachee strives for all participants in the course to learn more about their local environments, how to be better stewards of those environments, and then to share the knowledge gained with their families and communities.
Participants receive valuable opportunities to interact with and ask questions of experts in various fields of Georgia ecology, as well as develop new relationships with peers who share the same interests.
There is no certification test at the end of the program, and no volunteer hours are required. Participants receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course, which connotes their participation.
The Fall/Winter 2022 program series is underwritten by:
Elachee welcomes regional experts to present on themed environmental topics. UPCOMING ELACHEE SCIENCE NIGHT TOPICS
VIDEO: Geology and Geochemistry of Chicopee Woods with guest presenters from The University of North Georgia