Minnesota Master Naturalist

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BWBR - Whitewater State Park Master Naturalist Course

Whitewater State Park website

19041 Highway 74
Altura, MN 55910

This course is tailored to teach about the unique natural history of the unglaciated Driftless area of southeast Minnesota. The class is taught by a team of local environmental educators and is designed to engage local residents with conservation projects in the region.

Course consists of weekly sessions and two Saturday field trips. Participants are allowed to miss one class session, and field trip attendance is required.

Participants will do a capstone project as teams - project suggestions will be provided. Graduates then volunteer 40 hours each year to remain an active Master Naturalist.

The course cost is $275 and includes course manuals and supplies.

If the course cost is a hardship, please fill out the scholarship application and send it to us.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 6:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Sara Holger

Sara has worked as a naturalist for sixteen years, leading programs and activities for a variety of natural resources agencies and organizations including the US Forest Service Resort Naturalist Program, the DNR MinnAqua Program, the Bell Museum of Natural History, Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, and Olmsted County Parks. Since 1999,Sara has worked as a naturalist for MN State Parks at Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park and Whitewater State Park. She currently works as the Lead Naturalist at Whitewater State Park and is involved as Vice President of the Board of Directors for Project Get Outdoors, Inc., a non-profit organization that helps MN communities develop after school program to connect children to nature exploration.

Sponsor Information

Whitewater State Park


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