2017 Virginia Master Naturalist Statewide Conference and Training

Front Royal, Virginia
Friday, September 15, 2017

Photo credits in order of appearance: VMN-Pocahontas Chapter; VMN; Virginia State Parks (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

Welcome to the 2017 Virginia Master Naturalist Statewide Volunteer Conference and Training

Newest Updates!
May 12, 2017
Lodging tab - All conference lodging information has been posted

Conference Dates
September 15-17, 2017

Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center
Front Royal, Virginia


All Virginia Master Naturalist volunteers are invited to join us at the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center in Front Royal, Virginia for our 8th Virginia Master Naturalist Statewide Volunteer Conference and Training. This year's conference will be hosted by the Shenandoah Chapter.

This event is an opportunity for VMN volunteers to share ideas and learn from each other, to participate in high-quality continuing education sessions, and to learn about a region of Virginia that may be different from their home communities. It's a time and place to recognize and reward volunteers and chapters for all their efforts.

Our chapter hosts have done a wonderful job of choosing programming they think you will enjoy. We will have many and varied concurrent sessions on Saturday and Sunday. There will also be opportunities for pre-conference field trips on Friday and field trips on both Saturday and Sunday as part of the conference. Please note that if you choose to participate in a field trip, it may limit the number of concurrent sessions you can attend and carpooling and/or an additional fee may be required. Please see the Agenda tab of this website for more details.

All conference-provided lodging will be a the Northern Virginia 4-H Educational Center. Please see the Lodging tab of this website for details.

Registration Dates
Early Registration will open on July 15
Early Registration will close on August 11
All Registration will close on August 27

Registration Types and Fees
Participants may choose whether they want to participate in the Full Conference, Saturday Training with Keynote Dinner or the Saturday Training sessions only. VMN conference fees fluctuate from year to year due to changes in our conference location and the price of food, etc. To try and keep registration costs as low as possible, we have subsidized conference expenses with program funds provided by our sponsoring agencies and by generous individual donors.

Information on registration costs and what they will include will be posted by June 1.

Contact Information

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Tiffany Brown at 540-231-0790* during business hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations at least 5 days prior to the event.
*TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

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