This spring marks the first year for Master Naturalist training in Washington County, and only the second year for the program in the southwest PA region. 

The program begins with 50 hours of classroom and field-based learning experiences in natural science taught by local experts.  After core training, participants continue to gain in-depth knowledge about their regional geology, ecology and natural habitats through continuing education.

Through volunteer service, Master Naturalists contribute thousands of hours each year working with local conservation partners to address the most pressing conservation education, stewardship and citizen science needs of their community.

Be one of the first to join our growing corps of volunteers who work towards protecting Pennsylvania's natural heritage.  Application deadline for early bird course fee of $325 is January 15 2019.

Past dates

Download schedule


  • Starting Wednesday, March 27th, 2019, repeated every week on Wednesday until Wednesday, June 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Various locations