Next Training Session
Next class - specific dates to be announced later. Training sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for eight consecutive Fridays Sessions will be conducted on mammals of Georgia; ornithology; beekeeping; north Georgia geology; natural history; soil and water conservation; sustainable living; waste treatment and recycling; and streams as habitats and ecosystems. Field trips are planned to the UGA Natural History Museum, state botanical garden, Dahlonega Gold Museum and Consolidated Goldmine. Contact the extension office at (770) 887-2402 for more information.
About the program
The Georgia Master Naturalist Program is an Adult Environmental Education Course developed by the University of Georgia (UGA) Cooperative Extension Service and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. It is for those who wish to be more informed about habitats, natural resources and the environment of our state and county. The program is a combination of lectures and outside hands-on learning through field studies developed with research-based scientific knowledge. Participants will hear from experts who manage our natural resources, including faculty from UGA, specialists from the Georgia Forestry Department, Cooperative Extension and Keep Forsyth County Beautiful personnel, and others. The sessions are eight hours each. Topics include Ecology, Wildlife Management, Water Quality/Conservation, Birding, Environmental Awareness, Geology, Agriculture, Urban Forestry, Native Plants, Invasive Plants, Insects and Soil Conservation.
Further details can be found at the following link: Georgia Master Naturalist Program
Friends of Forsyth County Master Naturalists
You will need to take the Master Naturalists classes to become an active member of the program. However, should you be not able to take the classes, we have a Friends of Forsyth County Master Naturalists membership which costs $25.00 a year. With this membership you are invited to a bi-monthly "lunch-and-learn" and other special events.