Class Schedule

2020 – 2021 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 or unforeseen circumstances a class may need to be rescheduled. Students are responsible to make up any classes missed.


2020 – 2021 class schedule follows (2021 – 2022 Schedule Coming Soon!)

September 12: Orientation, Journaling & History of Virginia Naturalists, Field Work

September 26: Ecology, Taxonomy, Field Work

October 10: Invertebrate Zoology, Field Work 

October 24: Ichthyology, Field Work 

November 7: Natural Resource Management & Urban Ecology, Field Work, CE: Ticks! 

November 21: Geology & Soils, Field Work

December 5: Interpretation & Mammalogy, Midterm Handed Out, Bring Journals to Class for Review

January 9: Weather, Climatology & Biogeography, Risk Management, Midterm Due

January 23: Dendrology & Forest Ecology, Field Work

February 6: 8AM START Ornithology, Field Work – 12:30 PM CE: Optics

February 20: Water Ecology & Management, Field Work 

March 13: Herpetology, Field Work 

March 20: Field Work Ornithology 8 AM – 10 AM followed by Field Work Water Ecology 10 AM – 2 PM

March 27: Botany, Field Work, Final Handed Out

April 10: Final Turn In, Journal Turn In, Practicum & Graduation