- Associated Press - Sunday, December 14, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Training sessions have been scheduled for the Nebraska Master Naturalist program next year.

The program provides volunteers with hands-on experiences in Nebraska’s natural resources. Participants will undergo 60 hours of in-depth training led by experts in their fields.

Training dates and locations are Feb. 4-7 at Rowe Sanctuary in Gibbon; April 16-18 at the Wildcat Hills Nature Center south of Gering; May 7-9 at Cedar Point Biological Station, which sits just east of Kingsley Dam, on the south shore of Lake Ogallala; and June 7-10 at Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve in the Johnstown area of northern Nebraska.

There also will be training sessions next October in the Lincoln area and next November in the Omaha area.

Applications are available at https://naturalist.unl.edu. Individual registration costs $150.

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