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Backcountry Master Naturalist
September 1, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
September 1-6, 2022
SVC’s Montana Master Naturalist course offers skills to deepen understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of the natural world. During six days of experiential, field-based education, participants learn to identify species, interpret behaviors, and affirm ecological relationships.
In this course, students will spend four days and three nights in the backcountry, studying subalpine species such as whitebark pine, Clark’s nutcracker, pika, and hoary marmots, while exploring Western Montana’s Swan Mountains. This foundational, applied knowledge not only enriches a sense of place, but also builds the confidence, attention, and curiosity to respect and conserve diverse ecosystems.
TUITION: $825 (INCLUDES MONTANA MASTER NATURALIST CERTIFICATION FEE)
This course can also be taken for college credit through the University of Montana.
*Backcountry tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads all included if needed. All group gear (water filters, cookware, stove, etc) provided.