Habitat Training - Bugs
Members of the Roanoke and Alleghany Highlands chapters take part in an insect identification exercise at Douthat State Park, June 2011.

Membership Requirements

To become a certified Virginia Master Naturalist, a candidate must complete three steps:

  1. 40 hours of basic training
  2. 8 hours of advanced training
  3. 40 hours of volunteer service

To maintain certification, a Virginia Master Naturalist must complete 8 hours of advanced training and 40 hours of volunteer service annually.

For more information about becoming a Virginia Master Naturalist and joining the Roanoke Valley Chapter:

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Virginia Master Naturalist programs and employment are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.