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Signups for naturalist program taking place

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Have you ever wanted to learn how you can protect a water shed?

Or maybe you wondered what type of rocks or trees are located around your house?

If so, you might want to consider signing up for the Indiana Master Naturalist Program being offered this fall by the Purdue Extension in Clay and Owen counties.

The mission of the Indiana Master Naturalist program is to bring together natural resource specialists with adult learners to foster an understanding of Indiana's plants, water, soils and wildlife, and to promote volunteer services in local communities.

The program involves an eight-week course that covers topics such as botany, geology, water and wildlife.

Most of the sessions will take place Monday evenings from 6-9 p.m.

However, a session on Indiana Geology will take place on a Saturday morning from 9 a.m.-noon.

The program begins Aug. 16, in Spencer, at the Purdue Extension Office.

Speakers for the course include individuals from the Owen-Putnam State Forest, McCormick's Creek State Park, the District Fisheries Biologist and several others.

The cost to be involved in the program is $55.

All money goes toward all class materials and speakers.

Call the extension office at 448-9041 in Clay County or 812-829-5020 in Owen County if interested in participating.

There is still room for seven participants to sign up by Aug. 6.

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