The Georgia Master Naturalist Program is an adult environmental education program of the Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources and The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service. The program consists of a series of weekly field trips with specific environmental topics. The field trips combine lectures and hands-on learning that serve to connect people with local habitats and help them become engaged environmental stewards.
Travel to different locations and hear from field experts.
Phinizy Center hosted its first Georgia Master Naturalist course in Spring 2013 with a full class of 25 participants. From exploring Heggie’s Rock Preserve while learning about geology and succession, to studying longleaf pine habitats and forestry practices at Silver Bluff Audubon Sanctuary, to kayaking down the Augusta Canal, it was a highly successful 10 weeks which was immensely enjoyed by all.
Registration fees include all field trip fees, GA Master Naturalist registration fees, polo shirt, journaling supplies, and other related materials. You will also become a Friend of Phinizy! Class size is limited to 25 participants; register early to ensure your space! Classes begin on Thursday March 9th and end on Thursday May 18th. For more information on the class schedule, program price and times please review the flyer below. You may also call the Education office at 706-796-7707 for more information.
View the program brochure Here: 2017 GA Master Naturalist Flyer
The spring 2017 Master Naturalist class is now fall. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list please call Ruth Mead at 706.396.1411