Trees, Shrubs and Woody Vines Class for the Master Naturalist Program – May 21, 2017, 1-5 PM

Pre-registration is required for this class.  The class will meet at the Good Zoo in Oglebay Park, Wheeling, WV.

Left to right – Deciduous forest, Highbush Cranberry and Dutchman’s Pipe Vine  All photos (c) Bill Beatty

In this class students will learn some of the more common woody plants, what makes woody plants different, and become familiar with how to identify trees by leaf characteristics.  Also discussed will be the importance of woody plants to humans and wildlife and how to approach further study, including helpful references.

Master Naturalist Program – Northern Panhandle Chapter

Master Naturalist Program

Area nature lovers, 16 years of age and older, can now be trained and certified as Master Naturalists. The new program was developed by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, and the Good Zoo at Oglebay has been chosen as a training site. The cooperative program, led by the WV Division of Natural Resources with assistance from Davis and Elkins College, Canaan Valley Institute and the WV Cooperative Extension Service, has selected the Good Zoo at Oglebay as a training site. Good Zoo educators will be teaching the classes, along with the Schrader Environmental Education Center staff, the West Virginia Department of Natural Resource’s biologists, and university experts.