Adult and Teacher Education

Master Naturalist Volunteer Training

August 16 - September 20, 2018
Camp Y-Koda Outdoor Skills and Education will host this training course. Participants will visit the Ice Age Center with Naturalist Jackie Scharfenberg and Maywood Environmental Park in Sheboygan with Executive Director and Naturalist David Kuckuk. They will also visit other natural areas in and around Sheboygan County with retired wildlife biologists Steve Klock and Dale Katsma and Environmental Educator Sarah DeZwarte. The course will place emphasis on the Sheboygan River and include citizen science opportunities and a canoe trip on the river. The majority of the day will be spent in the field learning about local resources. The Wisconsin Master Naturalist Program is a network of well-informed citizens dedicated to conservation education and service. The training course provides 40 hours of coursework in natural history, interpretation and conservation stewardship. Courses combine classroom instruction with field experiences and are taught by professional natural resources educators and scientists. Once trained, Wisconsin Master Naturalist Volunteers provide 40 hours of service and take 8 hours of advanced training each year to maintain their certification and receive a recognition pin. The fee includes all class materials and a one-year membership with the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. Please bring your own lunch. There is no class on August 30. To register contact: registrations@ecc.uwex.edu.
 

Teacher Training

Currently no programs offered.  Watch this website for updates for courses offered through the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay taught by Camp Y-Koda instructors Sarah Dezwarte and Dale Katsma.  

Contact Sarah Dezwarte, sdezwarte@sheboygancountyymca.org for further information.