The Master Conservationist course will cover a variety of topics related to Iowa's natural resources and environmental health. Participants will acquire tools that will help them lead a life that contributes to sustainability. Those who attend the series are eligible to become certified as Master Conservationists through Iowa State University Extension.
To become a Master Conservationist you need to:
- Have an interest in conservation and environmental issues
- Attend hands-on training sessions
- Provide 32 hours of volunteer efforts
- Have a willingness to learn and share ideas
Course topics will include Iowa's physical environment, ecological principles and techniques, wildlife diversity, woodlands, prairies, wetlands, sustainable agriculture and land use, energy and waste reduction, and water quality.
Polk County Conservation will offer this course again in 2016.