Want to learn about the natural world and participate in volunteer projects to benefit natural resource conservation in Virginia? Virginia Master Naturalist chapters in many locations are now recruiting new volunteers to participate in their spring basic training courses. Classroom and field sessions led by expert naturalists, scientists, and natural resource managers will cover topics from trees to birds to stream ecology. Completing the course is the first step to becoming a Certified Virginia Master Naturalist volunteer and gives you access to a wide range of local and statewide volunteer projects to help you spend time outdoors with a purpose! Learn more about becoming a Virginia Master Naturalist volunteer, and visit our listing of local chapters for deadlines and local contacts.