Classes will meet on every Tuesday starting March 24th until May 19th (9 class periods) from 9am to 3pm most days. The course will be hosted at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson,MS. There will be two field trips - to the Upper Pearly River and South Delta to explore central MS's landscapes. The course is constructed on foundation topics including an introduction to MS paleontology, soils, water, river and wetland ecology, ecology, wildlife conservation & management, plants, insects, birds, mammals, fish, and reptiles and amphibians. These topics are taught by leading real-life wildlife professionals from all over the the state who guide the attendees through wild Mississippi through lecture, field work, and behind the scenes of the Natural Science Museum. The fee includes all classes, class materials including 2 books, shirt and other Master Naturalist SWAG, certification paperwork, continuing education hours (please notify instructor ASAP) field trips, entrance fees to museum, 3 meals, and in-class lab and field equipment.
The course cost is $275 and includes course manuals and supplies.
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