Master Naturalist Field Training Day - Intensive
Please be patient as we finalize our schedule for the day; meanwhile register and continue community service.
All attendees must follow Covid CDC guidelines. Students must be registered, and have completed their Community Service requirement. Master Naturalist Graduates need to contact us prior to attending as a volunteer.
NOV 6, 2021 - SAT (8 AM -5 PM)
We'll meet at the Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge, and work outside in the back where picnic tables are set up. So dress for being outside, then add another layer. When we go out into the Refuge, stay on the trails, as hunting is away off trail.
Long Island Explorer - Parks on Long Island are managed by a range of institutions including the federal, state, and local governments as well as private organizations. Learn about park governance and how you can influence the institutions involved through research and lobbying. Topics include: 1) lobbying public officials, 2) researching relationships, 3) finding and using data, and 4) using the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) process to find public documents. Instructor: Annelies Kamran, Ph.D.
9:30 - 10:45AM
Wildlife Of Long Island - See nature through the eyes of an illustrator who will teach you basic nature journaling techniques, applied to wildlife observation. getting to know your subject or specimen through drawing, observation, and measuring. Your instructor will review materials for 2 projects using 2 different media, techniques for each, and help you select an animal to work with, considering their life cycles. Instructor: Jenn Lucas, Beach Oak Designs
10:45 AM - 12 NOON
Geology & Plant Communities - with focus on collecting/reseeding natives in the field - active field sessions; also *** pointing out invasive species issues.... and relate to soil conditions. Instructor: Julie Sullivan
NOON - 1 PM
Lunch Break and allow travel time to Smith Point County Park, where we'll explore Fire Island National Seashore.
1 - 2 PM
Marine Conservation - CRESLI will be leading the talk.
2:30- 3:30 PM
Trails, Greenways, & Sustainability - discuss the trails by walking down the trail.
Freshwater, Conservation, & Mindfulness - on the return from the trail will stop at the water front,
4:30 - 5:00 PM
(AAR) After Action Review & Graduation - Presentation of Master Naturalist Certificates