Maryland Master Naturalist Opportunities at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
Maryland Master Naturalist Certification Program offered at CBEC
Engaging the Community Outdoors
Become a Maryland Master Naturalist at CBEC!
The Maryland Master Naturalist Program is a structured, science-based certificate program that supports Maryland citizens desire to learn more about the natural history of Maryland and who are willing to share the knowledge gained with others. The Program is designed and offered by the University of Maryland Extension through a host site and facilitator. The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center is excited to announce that it will be a host site for the Coastal Plain region with Courtney Leigh, Volunteer/Stewardship Coordinator acting as the Facilitator. The Maryland Master Naturalist Program develops a network of trained volunteers to serve their communities as catalysts for local environmental conservation through education,research and stewardship.


Certified Maryland Master Naturalist Program Details 2017
Dates: Wednesdays, Sept 6 – Dec 13 9:30am-3:30pm
(Field Trip: Sept 13)
Participants must be 18 years or older.
Course fee: $250/person
Host site: Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC) offers opportunities to explore and learn about the natural world. Utilizing CBEC’s beautiful 510-acre waterfront site, staff and volunteers provide exceptional environmental education programs, special events and recreational experiences for students, families, outdoor enthusiasts and organized groups.
600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville, MD 21638 | 410.827.6694 |
Course Facilitator: Courtney Leigh, CBEC Volunteer and Adult Education Coordinator
For more information please contact
To apply, click to download the application, complete, and submit to
University of Maryland Extension Programs are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, gender, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, or national origin.
Maryland Master Naturalist Advanced Training: Introduction to Bird Language
Tuesday, August 15 8-noon at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
Wednesday, August 16 8-noon at Pickering Creek Audubon Center
Explore the world of birds beyond identification and classification. Birds and other animals share a language that allows them to safely navigate their world and stay connected to each other. Learn how to “listen” to what birds say through their vocalizations and behaviors in this structured immersive field experience. During this two-day workshop you will learn how to identify the unique patterns of behavior common across many species. Hone your observation skills in the field and awaken your understanding of what birds are saying in real time about the landscape around them. Join us to work closely with fellow naturalists to map out and interpret your observations. Enhance how you share the natural world with others by studying bird language.
Registration: $20 for one day or $35 for both days by following the link below:
For more details and or questions contact Courtney Leigh, Volunteer and Adult Education Coordinator at The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center at