Master Naturalist certification classes at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge

SEYMOUR – The Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge will host an Indiana “Master Naturalist” class for adults starting next month.

Course topics will cover a different natural history topic each week. Subjects will include animals, wetlands, botany, tree identification, invasive plants, geology, fossils, and more.

Participants who attend six of the eight-course sessions and complete volunteer work will receive a Master Naturalist certificate and a pin.

Classes will be on Wednesdays in March and April from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in the evenings. The courses are being organized by the Muscatatuck Wildlife Society, a non-profit group supporting the refuge.

The cost to take part is $35 to cover course materials. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Park Ranger Donna Stanley at 812-522-4352 or e-mail