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West Central Indiana Master Naturalist Workshops

The Indiana Master Naturalist (IMN) program can provide you with many hands-on opportunities to learn about our Hoosier natural resources. Join the West Central Indiana Master Naturalist Workshops in 2024 which includes topics wildlife, forest, nature, conservation, water quality and much more.

Here is a list of the upcoming workshops and locations:

  • Thursday, March 21
    Introduction to IMN Program, 1:00-2:00, Clinton Public Library, Phil Cox, Purdue Ext. Educator, Vermillion Co.
    313 S. 4th St., Clinton, IN
    Reporting Volunteer Hours, 2:00-2:30, Susan Page, Director, 3D Nature Technologies, Inc.
    Volunteer Opportunities, 2:30-3:00, Friends of Turkey Run & Shades State Parks
  • Thursday, March 28
    Rachel Carson & the Wonder of Nature, 1:00-2:30, Turkey Run SP Nature Center*, Frederick Davis, Prof. & Head, Purdue History Dept.
    8121 E. Park Rd., Marshall, IN
    How to Not Become a Lost/Stranded Hiker, 2:30-4:00, Tracy Alderson, Advanced Indiana Master Naturalist
  • Thursday, April 4
    Indiana’s Geology/Soils, 1:00-2:30, Turkey Run SP Nature Center*, Henry Loope, Research Glacial Geologist, Indiana U.
    Turkey Run State Park Geology & Hike, 2:30-4:00, Jenny Fansler, Interpretive Naturalist, Turkey Run & Shades State Parks
  • Thursday, April 11
    Indiana’s Subterranean Biota, 1:00-2:30, Dobbs Park Nature Center, Jerry Lewis, Lewis & Assoc. Biological Consulting 5170 E. Poplar St., Terre Haute, IN.
    Creating a New Generation of Bat Advocates.2:30-4:00, Brad Westrich, State Mammologist, Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources (IN DNR).
  • Thursday, April 18
    Wildlife of Indiana Forests, 1:00-2:00, Turkey Run SP Nature Center*, Lenny Farlee, Extension Forester, Purdue University.
    Forestry for the Birds & Hike, 2:00-4:00, Jessica Outcalt, Purdue Extension Educator, Cass County.
  • Thursday, April 25
    Magnificent Trees of Indiana, 1:00-2:30, Dobbs Park Nature Center, Carroll Ritter, Author/Teacher (ret.)
    Oaks in Indiana, 2:30-4:00, presenter: Ron Rathfon, Extension Forester, Purdue University.
  • Thursday, May 2
    Freshwater Mussel Conservation, 1:00-2:30, Turkey Run SP Nature Center*, presenter: Brant Fisher, Nongame Aquatic Biologist, IN DNR.
    Indiana Wetlands & Fish Shocking Demo, 2:30-4:00, presenter: Cameron Yeakle & Kayla Werbianskyj, IN Deptartment of Environmental Management.
  • Thursday, May 9
    Indiana’s Natural Landscape 1916 & Today, 1:00-2:00, Turkey Run SP Nature Center*, presenter: Mike Homoya, retired State Botanist,IN DNR
    Spring Wildflowers & Hike, 2:00-4:00, presenter: Phil Cox, Purdue Extension Educator, Vermillion County
  • Thursday, May 16
    Patterns of Nature at F.L. Wright’s Samara, 1:00-3:00, Turkey Run SP Nature Center*, presenter: Nathan Allaire, Curator, Samara House.
    Meet an Indiana Conservation Officer, 3:00-4:00, Division of Law Enforcement, IN DNR.
  • Thursday, May 23
    Workshop Wrap-up, Quiz & Graduation, 1:00-4:00, Clinton Public Library, presenter: Phil Cox, Purdue Extension Educator, Vermillion County.

*Turkey Run State Park entry fee is required, i.e. $7 per in-state vehicle or 2024 Indiana State Park Pass.

Sponsors include: Indiana Rescource Conservation and Development Councils, Inc., Purdue Extension, Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IN DNR).

See attached pdf to enroll in the workshops you would like to attend and find detailed list: 2024 West Central Indiana Master Natural list Workshop.

If you would like to learn more about the program view: Indiana Master Naturalist Program.

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