The Blue Ridge Foothills And Lakes (BRFAL) Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist program (VMNP) is taking applications now until Feb 15, for the 2012 basic training course.
Learn about the fungus among us
Ready to learn more about what is found at your favorite Virginia State Park?
The classes will be held at the BRFAL Chapter of the VMNP.
Certified Virginia Master Naturalist.
To become a Certified Virginia Master Naturalist, a trainee must:
- -Complete 40 hours of basic training, which includes a minimum of 25% time in the field;
- -Pass the open-book training assessment with a score of 70% or higher;
- -Complete 8 hours of approved advanced training designed to focus volunteer efforts on one or more specific topics of interest; and
- -Complete a minimum of 40 hours of service in a BRFAL approved project within 12 months of the completion of the basic training program.
To maintain certification, a Certified Virginia Master Naturalist must complete an additional 8 hours of advanced training and 40 hours of service annually.
Space is limited for this course
Which covers topics such as: aquatic and terrestrial ecology; taxonomy of plants, mammals, fish, insects, amphibians, reptiles and birds; geology and soil science and others. If you, or someone you know, are interested in participating please visit the website.
Where is Rocky Mount Virginia?
Rocky Mount is the land between the lakes, just 19 miles South of Roanoke and the county seat for Franklin County Virginia. Located at 1200 feet in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.