The Audubon Naturalist Volunteer Training program provides the Pascagoula River Audubon Center and its partners a means to establish a pool of well-trained volunteers to support its mission to “connect people with nature” through high-quality environmental programming. As the name implies, the program is designed to build upon participants’ knowledge about the landscape and natural history of local environments.
Participants in the program are taught about the basic processes that formed and affect the landscape around them, the habitats and organisms that make up and live within the landscape, and the key social and environmental issues affecting the environment. The underlying theme of the Audubon Naturalist program is that habitats exist and function as integrated parts of the overall landscape. As such, the program is habitat-based and focuses attention on the major habitat types in the area where volunteers are trained. The end results are volunteers that are well-versed in local natural history.
The Naturalist program for winter 2017 will take place on Wednesdays from February 22nd - April 12th. Each week's class will focus on a different classroom lecture topic and then continue with a field-based, hands-on portion to put your new knowledge into practice!
Please see our website for more information and/or to register: Pascagoula River Master Naturalist Program