The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) held training for the Missouri Master Naturalist chapter being launched in Hannibal. For the past 11 weeks, the program with a minimum of 40 hours of training in Missouri ecosystems, including ecology and resource management and more which was taught by experts in the fields as trainers to give each person the best information possible. Of those attending, Kent Cheek, Bob Kendrick, Phillip Wheelan and Mark Saunders attended the program and graduated on August 14.
MDC has established a new Missouri Master Naturalist chapter in Hannibal this year, and offered a mandatory orientation for those interested in joining this past May. Training classes then took place 5:30 – 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, June 5 – Aug. 14, at Hannibal-Lagrange University in Hannibal. The training also included three Saturday field sessions.
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