Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Hosts Spring Indiana Master Naturalist Program

taltreelogoTaltree Arboretum & Gardens is hosting a spring 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.

“Anyone can become a master of nature with this all-inclusive series,” said Alexis R. Faust, President and CEO of Taltree Arboretum & Gardens. “Beyond learning, students will put their knowledge to work by performing 30 hours of community service to earn their program certificate.” The eight-week course begins Thursday, March 27 and runs through Thursday, May 22. Classes are held mostly on Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until noon. The course cost is $100 and it is open to adults age 18 and over. Participants should dress for outdoors, whether rain or shine. To register, visit Taltree.org or call 219-462-0025.

The Indiana Master Naturalist program is sponsored by the Resource Conservation & Development Councils, Indiana Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service and Indiana Department of Natural Resources. For more information, visit dnr.IN.gov/parklake/6321.htm.