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Love nature? Or sharing your knowledge with others? Becoming a master naturalist may be for you!

The first step to becoming an Alabama Master Naturalist is as easy as turning on your computer.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — If you love nature and sharing your knowledge with others, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is making it easy to become a certified Alabama Master Naturalist.

The system is relaunching its Alabama Master Naturalist Program. Classes will be taught online and are free to attend. These webinars are meant to generate public interest in pursuing a certification as an Alabama Master Naturalist.

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The Extension's Forestry and Wildlife Specialist, Dr. Wesley Anderson, will be leading these classes. 

Anderson says that Alabama is a special place to become a master naturalist.

"When it comes to biodiversity in the natural world, Alabama's incredible. I mean, we've got really great diversity from the mountains up north, down to the coast. We've got more species of you know, turtles, mussels, fishes, all those things, than any other state. And I'm a huge proponent of conservation through education."

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The first class will be held on Wednesday, September 20 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, the topic of this talk is an Introduction to the Alabama Master Naturalist Program.

For more information, contact Wesley Anderson by email at wma0016@aces.edu or by phone at 334-750-9458 and to register for free, click here.

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