Tennessee Naturalist Program

Continuing Education

"Certified Tennessee Naturalists may seek recertification annually. They must receive a minimum of eight (8) hours of continuing education and provide a minimum of 40 hours of approved volunteer service. These requirements should be met within one calendar year to retain certification."

"If this time frame cannot be met due to extenuating circumstances, the Tennessee Naturalist may receive recertification once the requirements are fulfilled. Upon completion of these requirements, Tennessee Naturalists will receive a new certificate."

"Tennessee Naturalist volunteers keep track of their own hours on a log sheet... and acquire the initials or signature of the volunteer project supervisor to verify their work. A $20 recertification fee will be assessed to cover certificate and milestone recognition award costs." [From the TNP Volunteer Handbook]

Continuing Education credit is not limited to events and activities posted here on our TNP website or by your TNP Chapter. If you become aware of an activity or event that would likely fulfill the continuing education requirements in full or part, check with your chapter coordinator or a member of the board for approval.

Continuing Education Log ~ Volunteer Log

TNP Wild Edible Foray

The Tennessee Naturalist Program is offering a Wild Edible Foray at Cheatham Wildlife Management Area on March 18, 2017 from 10:00AM-3:00PM.  Registration is required.  Please follow the link below to register and pay class fees.  The cost is $50.00 per person. 

Polly Rooker, Pandy English and Windy Hunter are 3 experienced foragers of woods, fields and streams.  Everything from breads, preserves, teas, tonics, poultices, dyes, greens, roots, dried fruits, nuts and natural medicinals will be shared.  Participants will learn the skills of wild foraging as well as how to prepare the harvest.  Safe identification will also be stressed. 

This event will take place rain or shine at the Cheatham WMA Checking Station Pavilion.  Participants must dress appropriately.  This includes boots, pants, gloves, rain gear and insect repellents.  Snacks and water will be made available but bring a sack lunch.  There will not be enough time to leave the site for lunch.  Visit www.tnwatchablewildlife.org for a map and directions to the Cheatham WMA Checking Station.  The address for this location is 1299 Headquarters Rd. Ashland City 37015.

PDF version ~ Registration (closed)