Class Schedule

2021 – 2022 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. The Training Schedule for 2022 – 2023 will be posted when final and follow the general schedule as indicated below.

2021 – 2022 class schedule follows:

September 18: Orientation, Journaling & History of Virginia Naturalists, Citizen Science

September 25: Ecology, Taxonomy, followed by Field Work

October 9: Invertebrate Zoology, followed by Field Work 

October 23: Ichthyology, followed by Field Work 

November 6: Geology & Soils, followed by Field Work

November 20: Urban Ecology, Natural Resource Management, CE: Ticks!

December 4: Interpretation & Mammalogy, Midterm Handed Out, Bring Journals to Class for Review

January 8 – Rescheduled to January 22: Weather, Climatology & Biogeography, Risk Management, Midterm Due, followed by CE: Volunteering and Tracking Hours

January 29: Dendrology & Forest Ecology, followed by Field Work

February 12: Wetlands Ecology & Management, followed by Field Work 

February 26: 8AM START Ornithology, followed by Field Work, 12:30 PM CE: Optics

March 12: Herpetology, followed by Field Work 

March 26: Botany, followed by Field Work, Final Handed Out

April 9: Final Turn In, Journal Turn In, Practicum & Graduation