The Basic Training Course (BTC) is a great introduction to all things environmental… It is a 10 week course which meets one evening per week. Subjects include Geology, Plants, Birds, Soils, Reptiles, Ecology, Streams, Naturalist Skills, Mammals, Forests, Insects, Wetlands, Fish, Conservation and more.

This basic training provides 40 hours of experiential learning that will include 12 classroom sessions and 4 half-day field trips to various locations around the Greater Lynchburg region.

The 2020 Basic Training Course will be held at the University of Lynchburg, Wednesday evenings from 6:00-9:00 PM, February 12 – May 13, 2020. Cost is $125.00 per person.

Please complete the Volunteer Information and Enrollment form and, if desired, send the scanned pdf form to Greg Eaton via e-mail to Please mail check payments and paper enrollment forms to:

Attn: Greg Eaton
P.O. Box 6
Lynchburg, VA 24505-0006

For questions, please contact Greg Eaton at 434-544- 8360.

You can also express interest and ask questions using the form below. Please include your name, email address and a brief message about why you are interested in joining the Central Virginia Master Naturalists into the form below and hit “Send Message