Learn a vast array of naturalist skills from experts in the field.
This blended learning course, targeted at budding or amateur naturalists, combines 40 hours of in-class, hands-on instruction and self-paced online learning.
In this course you will learn species identification, ecological significance, biology, memory aids, and threats to local flora and fauna. This newfound knowledge will help you experience the natural world in a whole new way.
This course has a maximum cohort of 20 students to ensure high quality, individualized learning.
Select modules included in this certification course and are also available as individually priced workshops. LEARN MORE.
2019 COURSE DATES
Module 1: INTRODUCTION TO BIRDS | Saturday April 13 & Sunday April 14
Module 2: METHODS IN ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION | Saturday April 27
Module 3: WILDFLOWER AND TREE IDENTIFICATION | Saturday June 1
Module 4: DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES | Saturday July 13
Module 5: BAT ID & SURVEY METHODS | Thursday July 18
Module 6: BUTTERFLIES | Saturday August 10
Module 7: BEES | Saturday August 24
Module 8: REPTILES OF ONTARIO | Saturday September 28
Module 9: BIRDS OF PREY | Tuesday November 12
Module 10: NATURAL HISTORY OF SOUTHERN ONTARIO | Online
Module 11: AMPHIBIANS OF ONTARIO | Online
Module 12: MAMMAL ID AND TRACKING | Online
An Ontario Naturalist Level I certificate will be issued when all course modules are completed.
$429 + HST