City of Edmonton Master Naturalist Program

June 4, 2013 - 6:00am

City of Edmonton Master Naturalist Program 2013 – Now Accepting Applications!

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Are you interested in learning more about ecology and naturalization in Edmonton, and how to get involved in the stewardship of local natural areas? If so, consider taking part in this year's Master Naturalist Program!

The program includes a 35-hour course taught by an excellent team of City of Edmonton staff and community experts, in exchange for 35 hours of related volunteer work from the participants over the following year.

The 2013 Master Naturalist Program will take place in June. No experience required, just a passion for nature and community! Course topics include:

  • Edmonton's native plants and wildlife – plant communities, wildlife tracking, seasonal changes in natural areas
  • Backyard and schoolyard naturalization – creating wildlife habitat with native plants, backyard food production
  • Natural area stewardship – hands-on skills for caring for natural areas
  • Creating a culture of stewardship – engaging friends, neighbours and the wider community
  • Volunteer opportunities – how you can get involved!

The course will take place June 4 – 22 at MacEwan University (City Centre Campus) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6:30 – 9:30 pm) and full-day Saturdays (9:00 am – 4:30 pm). The course is completely free, and includes field trips to local natural areas, transportation and snacks.

Please note that applicants must be City of Edmonton residents and at least 17 years of age.

For more information or to apply, visit:, or contact Angela Hobson at the City of Edmonton Office of Biodiversity at (780) 496-6147 or [email protected]. The deadline for applications is April 21!


MacEwan University (City Centre Campus)
Edmonton , AB