Summer Master Naturalist Training

Registration opens January 9th on the Master Naturalist Website:

people canoeing along sandstone bluffs on the Wisconsin River


Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center located near the Wisconsin Dells will become a river classroom over 6 weeks as participants become a certified master naturalist. Upham Woods is located on 318 acres of forested land, including a 210-acre state natural area called Blackhawk Island. Explore all of the special features of this site from old-growth oak forests to unique geology to historical sites. A wealth of guest experts will explore master naturalist topics through three complementary focal points: learning through place-based experiential education, a focus on land stewardship by developing our personal conservation ethics, and opportunities to give service in diverse areas including youth education, conservation work, and outdoor recreation. Accessibility is at the forefront of what we do so all activities will be designed with your access needs in mind. Activities include canoeing, or riding in a pontoon boat, along sandstone cliffs, investigating macroinvertebrates living in the river, and connecting with active research projects including tick studies and deer exclosures.


Monday, July 31st, 2023: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Monday, August 7th, 2023: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Monday, August 14th, 2023: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Monday, August 21st, 2023: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Monday, August 28th, 2023: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Monday, September 11th, 2023: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Monday, September 18th, 2023: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Questions and accommodation requests can be directed to Rachael Lewandowski-Sarette at

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