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Reedy Creek Nature Preserve2900 Rocky River Road Charlotte, NC 28216
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The Central Carolinas Master Naturalist Program is an adult certification program designed to educate and train a corps of volunteers to provide support in the conservation, management and interpretation of natural resources and natural areas within Mecklenburg and the surrounding 13 counties (Central Carolinas). To become certified, individuals must initially complete the Master Naturalist Basic Training Course then continue their training by participating in a minimum of eight (8) hours Advanced Training/Continuing Education as well as conduct a minimum of 40 volunteer service hours on approved service projects within the Central Carolinas region. The Basic Training Course is offered each spring and includes a combination of classroom instruction, hands on activities, and field trips. Class location varies each week.
? Must be 18 or older.
? Must pass a criminal background check.
? Must have access to transportation and internet.
? Must have a background or strong interest in natural history.
? Must have a willingness to learn and a desire to share knowledge with others.
? Possess or be able to learn communication and public speaking skills.
? Previous volunteer or community service experience preferred, but not required.
The CCMN Basic Training Course is intended as a broad based course to provide participants with basic background knowledge of the natural history of the Central Carolinas program area. The course is a minimum of 70 hours that are spread out over a 12 week timeframe. Each weekly six (6) hour class focuses on a different natural resources-related topic. Classes are taught by guest instructors that are experts on the related topic. The majority of classes are 50% classroom instruction and 50% in the field/outdoors. Those accepted into the program must commit to attending all classes. After completion of the Basic Training Course, participants must conduct a minimum of 40 volunteer service hours and complete eight (8) hours advanced training within one year of completing the course. All three components must be completed to become certified. For more information and to apply visit the CCMN website at www.parkandrec.com, click on Nature Preserves & Natural Resources, then click Get Involved.
Program Contact Information
Erin Hall, Program Coordinator
Central Carolinas Master Naturalist Program
Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation
5212 Hucks Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28269