The Master Naturalists held an open house on January 11th at the Hospice of the Panhandle. Among the many Master Naturalists, including members of the Coordinating Committee, there were interested community members in attendance. The president of the committee, Rich Brager, introduced the program. Master Naturalists shared what they enjoyed about being a member as well as information on classes and volunteer opportunities. The attendees were then invited to ask questions, where their inquiries were about scheduling, specific courses, and re-certification.
Following the open house, many people stayed to attend PVAS’s monthly program, Warmer, Wetter Woods: Climate Change in Mid-Atlantic and Central Appalachian Forests, by Watershed Forester, Bob Schwartz. He shared information about these regions including climate changes, temperature trends, and impacts on forests.
These programs are offered monthly for the community through the Potomac Valley Audubon Society. Certified Master Naturalists can earn education credit for attending.
To learn more about the Master Naturalist Program, click here.