Class Schedule

2022 – 2023 VMN Training Class Schedule

All classes start at 9 AM and held at the education annex at Banshee Reeks unless otherwise noted. Due to weather, health and safety, or unforeseen circumstances a class may need to be rescheduled. Students are responsible to make up any classes missed.

Every Third Saturday at Banshee Reeks is Volunteer Day! We’ve included ones that don’t overlap with class day for any interested students who would like to get volunteer hours in conjunction with their training. 

September 10: Orientation, Journaling & History of Virginia Naturalists, Citizen Science, Leave no Trace Training, followed by Field Work

September 17: Volunteer Day at Banshee Reeks – Counts for Volunteer Hours!

September 24: Ecology & Taxonomy, followed by Field Work

October 1: Mycology, followed by Field Work

October 15: Invertebrate Zoology, followed by Field Work

October 29: Ichthyology, followed by Field Work 

November 19: Urban Ecology, Natural Resource Management, CE: Ticks!

December 3: Interpretation & Mammalogy, Midterm Handed Out, Bring Journals to Class for Review

December 17: Volunteer Day at Banshee Reeks – Counts for Volunteer Hours!

January 7: Weather, Climatology & Biogeography, Risk Management, Midterm Due, followed by Better Impact Training: Reporting Volunteer and CE Hours – Bring a laptop, phone or laptop!

January 21: Geology & Soils, followed by Field Work

February 18: Dendrology, followed by Field Work

February 25: Wetlands Ecology & Management, followed by Field Work 

March 11: 8AM START Ornithology & Optics, followed by Field Work

March 18: Volunteer Day at Banshee Reeks – Counts for Volunteer Hours!

March 25: Herpetology, followed by Field Work 

April 8: Botany, followed by Field Work, Final Handed Out

April 15: Volunteer Day at Banshee Reeks – Counts for Volunteer Hours!

April 22: Final Turn In, Journal Turn In, Practicum & Graduation