The Upper ValleyÂ NaturalistÂ Training program is organized and coordinated by the Upper Valley Land TrustÂ and co-sponsored by Hulbert Outdoor Center. This course meets eight times over four weeks and provides intensiveÂ trainingÂ designed for beginning and intermediateÂ naturalists. Sessions are led by local experts and include topics such as geologic history of the region, wetland and woodland ecosystems, plant communities and plant identification, interpretive techniques, birds and other animal wildlife, and more.
TheÂ training begins on Wednesday, April 23rd and consists of four weeks of Wednesday evening classroom sessions and Saturday field sessions. TheÂ trainingÂ is $185 for all four weeks of classes and includes materials. A 20% discount is available for UVLT members, seniors and students. Pre-registration is required and a $25 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration.
Week 1: Geologic History of the Upper Valley – William B. Dade, PhD
Wednesday, April 23, 6-8:15 p.m., Hulbert Outdoor Center, Lake Morey Rd, Fairlee, VT
Saturday, April 26, 10-3, Meet at UVLT office, 10 Buck Rd., Hanover, NH
Week 2: Plant Communities and Identification – Brett Engstrom, Elisabeth McLane
Wednesday, April 30, 6-8:15 p.m. Hulbert Outdoor Center
Saturday, May 3, 10-3, Lyme Hill Conservation Area, Rte. 10, Lyme, NH
Week 3: Animal Ecology & Habitats – Ted Levin, Bill Shepherd, UVLT Staff
Wednesday, May 7, 6-8:15, Hulbert Outdoor Center
Saturday, May 10, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet at Thetford Elementary School (Note the early meeting time for the Saturday session-we will be going on a bird walk.)
Week 4: Wetland Invertebrates and Ecosystem Dynamics – Craig Layne, Elisabeth McLane
Wednesday, May 14, 6-8:15 p.m.
Saturday, May 17, 10-3, Lyme Hill Conservation Area, 3-4 p.m. Graduation Party!
Contact Lorie Hood, (603) 643-6626