Learn about Indiana’s natural resources from flowers to frogs and dunes to swamps. Understand how diverse and unique the Great Lakes region truly is. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a love for the outdoors who is wishing to expand their knowledge of plants, wildlife and other natural resources in Indiana. Each week a new topic is presented by expert(s) of the respective field. A few may lead class outdoors- time and weather permitting. Upon completion of the ten week course, students are required to volunteer 30 hours to become certified Indiana Master Naturalists through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. More information about IMN.
This 10-week course will run from 6-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday events from August 27 through October 29. This program is offered to anyone over the age of 18.
Registration is required by Friday, August 16
Class size limited to 30 students
$75 Gabis Arboretum Members/$100 Non-Members
|8/27/19||Introduction to People & Natural Resources||Deb Way, Education Coordinator, Gabis Arboretum|
|9/3/19||Interpretation and Environmental Ethics||Deb Way, Education Coordinator, Gabis Arboretum|
|9/10/19||Water Ecology||Nicole Messacar, Education Coordinator, LaPorte Co. Soil & Water Conservation|
|9/17/19||Wildlife||Dr. Larry McAfee DVM|
|9/24/19||Ornithology||Brad Bumgardner, Indiana Audubon Society|
|10/1/19||Eco Footprints||Madeleine Grimm, Americorps Program Director, United Way of Porter County|
|10/8/19||Botany of Trees||John Bachman, Grounds & Landscape Manager, PNW|
|10/15/19||Geology||Erin Argyilan, Professor, IUN Department of Geosciences|
|10/22/19||Herpetology||Dr. Spencer Cortwright, Professor, IUN|