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Fairfax Master Naturalists


Welcome to the Fairfax Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists

Are you curious about nature, enjoy the outdoors, and want to be part of natural resource management and conservation in Virginia?  You are a perfect candidate to become a Virginia Master Naturalist.  Virginia Master Naturalists are volunteer educators, citizen scientists, and stewards helping Virginia conserve and manage natural resources and public lands.

The Virginia Master Naturalist Program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.  Interested Virginians become Master Naturalists through training and volunteer service.

Fairfax Master Naturalists Fall 2017 Training:
Applications now open!

FMN is now accepting applications for our Fall 2017 Basic Training Course. The training course will run September 7th through November 30th, and classes will be held Thursday evenings from 7-10pm at the Fairfax County Government Center. There will also be four Saturday field trips to parks and natural areas in Fairfax County during the course (dates and locations TBA).

Link to the class application

Fall 2017 Basic Training Flyer.pdf

Read more about how to become a Virginia Master Naturalist here

The Virginia Master Naturalist program is open to all, regardless of race, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital, family, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.  An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

CE Hike at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park
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October Hike at Arlington National Cemetery
FMN Group at the Arlington Cemetery Continuing Education Hike at the end of October.  One item of trivia we learned: Squirrels chew on the metal I.D. signs affixed to the trees. You never know what you'll learn! 

In the photos below, we're "hugging" the Cemetery's State Champion Pin Oak Tree!
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                                                                Shades of September...
                                                                         CE Hike at Wolf Trap National Park

                                           Tigerswallowtail                                                 Lori Bowes, ARMN speaking on chimney swifts







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