Excited and curious about the natural world? Enjoy being outside? Want to play an ACTIVE role in the management and conservation of Virginia’s natural resources? If so…the Virginia Master Naturalist program is for you!
As members of a community-based natural resources program, Virginia Master Naturalists are volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginians conserve and manage natural resources and public lands.
Ways you can help:
- Education – Teach adults and youth about nature!
- Citizen Science – Collect data on wildlife and plant populations, water quality, and more!
- Stewardship – Restore wildlife habitat, clean up a local stream, or build a trail!
Interested Virginians become Master Naturalists through training and volunteer service. Click here to learn more.
For more information and to be added to the mailing list for the next available class, email Middle Peninsula Master Naturalists on our Contact page.
Master Naturalists in Action:
Meet our 2023 Officers
Members of the Middle Peninsula Master Naturalists Chapter met recently at Virginia Institute of Marine Science at Gloucester Point to celebrate the success of their many environmental activities that had taken place in the five Middle Peninsula counties throughout the year. This was a holiday happening, a monthly meeting, and the installation of the new officers for 2023. This young chapter is active and growing in membership each year.
December 27, 2022 – Middle Peninsula Audubon Christmas Bird Count
Total Birds: 10,719
Total species identified: 87
2o22 Gloucester Holiday Parade
The Bee City USA – Gloucester County Committee, which includes members of Gloucester Extension Master Gardeners and Middle Peninsula Master Naturalists, participated in the Gloucester Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 3.
Middle Peninsula Master Naturalist volunteers Pat Anderson, Luann Johnson and Mike Grose recently worked on a new activity: Adopt-A-Spot at the Deltaville Maritime Museum & Holly Point Nature Park. They plan to maintain and beautify their adopted location by using native plants to help preserve habitat for indigenous flora and fauna.
May 14, 2022 – Basic Training Course 3 Field Day
Cold, rainy weather could not dampen the spirits of the members of Cohort 3 as they joined their instructors for a hands-on lesson in Forest Ecology, Dendrology, and Plant Ecology at Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve in Lancaster County.
The program is open to all adults regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.