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Registration will begin in the Summer of 2019 for the Summer 2019 session of the Indiana Master Naturalist Program at the Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve. This statewide program teaches Hoosiers about the natural resources that make up the great state of Indiana. The nine-week course is a hands-on learning opportunity led by the regions leaders in their field with topics covering:
- Geology (rocks & glaciers)
- Watersheds and Water Quality
- Dendrology (trees)
- Entomology (amazing bugs)
- Ornithology (birds)
- Botany (plants)
- Outdoor Recreation
- People & Natural Resources
Participants are required to perform 30 hours of volunteer service for a natural resource agency or organization in order to obtain certification through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Students are required to attend 80% of the classes to be eligible for certification.
The program is hosted by the Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy and sponsored by the Resource Conservation & Development Councils, Indiana Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service and Indiana Department of Natural Resources.