VALPARAISO | Taltree Arboretum & Gardens invites guests to learn about the natural resources that make up our great state through the Indiana Master Naturalist Program. This hands-on learning experience and volunteer service opportunity teaches students about the native landscape and local wildlife of Northwest Indiana. The course includes sessions on botany, zoology, geology, water ecology, and wildlife conservation.
“This all-inclusive series turns nature lovers into masters of nature,” said Alexis R. Faust, president and CEO of Taltree Arboretum & Gardens. “Beyond learning about nature, students perform approximately 30 hours of service in their local communities to earn their certificate. It's a win-win for the environment.”
The eight-week course begins Saturday and runs through Oct. 17. Classes are mostly held on Thursday nights from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Course cost is $100 and is open to adults age 18 and over. Participants should dress for outdoors, whether rain or shine. For more information, and to register, visit TaltreeMaster.org.