Irvine Nature Center has set up the new Irvine Institute for Environmental Education.
If you are interested in learning more about wetlands, check out the courses offered by Environmental Concern, Inc.
Frostburg State University has a new ethnobotany program; for more information, visit Frostburg State University's Ethnobotany Program page.
The USDA Graduate School has a Natural History Field Studies Program, which includes courses in plant identification and forest ecosystems. Some of our MNPS members are or have been instructors in this program.
The University of Maryland Extension sponsors the Maryland Naturalist Program. Sessions are held in different areas of the State. Check the website, http://www.extension.umd.edu/masternaturalist, for program details.
The Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) of Columbia University has online classes for its Certificate in Conservation and Environmental Sustainability. For more information, see http://www.cerc.columbia.edu/.
Interested in knowing the names of the wonderful wildflowers you encounter in forest and field? Then take this class where you’ll learn to actually “key-out” local plants using the popular Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide.
This hands-on, two-part class is being offered on consecutive Fridays.
Registration: Limited to six persons; recommended for teens and adults; the total cost is $50; and pre-registration is required. All proceeds benefit the Savage River Watershed Association. For more details or to register for the class, contact Liz McDowell at 301-895-3686 or email@example.com.