Fall Advanced Training Opportunities

Our conservation community offers many opportunities that quality for advanced training hours both virtual and in-person, and many are free or low cost! See below for a few that we’ve found. If you know of any future opportunities, please email info@coastalmasternaturalists.org with a description and a website link. We’ll include it in our next Opportunities newsletter!

Read below for opportunities happening this month. All qualify towards your annual 8 hours of Advanced Training. To log your hours, go to the Master Naturalist Online Volunteer Hour Reporting System.

CCPRC Nature Programs

October and November

CCPRC offers many programs each month that qualify for Advanced Training or Volunteer hours. From Early Morning Bird Walks to Nature Journaling to Monarch Migration, check out the link below to see a full list and register: CCPRC October Programs


Exploring Beach Invertebrates

North End of Folly Beach

Thursday, October 21, 1:30-3:30pm

SCDNR’s Exploration Series Programs are offering an in-person training in October. Join biologists from the Environmental Research Section on the north end of Folly Beach to learn about the small marine organisms beneath your feet! We’ll be collecting samples at various locations within the intertidal zone, then sieving through them to see what’s living there. Researchers will use these organisms for genetic sequencing and to learn more about their importance as prey items for shorebirds. Here is the link for more information and the sign up: SCDNR’s Exploring Beach Invertebrates Sign-Up

Submitted by Debbie Seabrook