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Indiana Master Naturalist Course for Adults

Join Wesselman Nature Society for this exciting introductory program of nature discovery and service learning for adults. Topics will include geology & soils, native reptiles, tree & wildflower ID, Indiana ecology, and much more! 

The following dates for Spring 2020 IMN Course are below:

Monday Evenings 6PM – 9PM

February 10th, February 17th, February 24th, March 2nd, March 9th, March 16th, March 23rd, March 30th, April 6th, April 13th, April 20th, & April 27th

Tuesday Mornings 9AM – 12PM

February 11th, February 18th, February 25th, March 3rd, March 10th, March 17th, March 24th, March 31st, April 7th, April 14th, April 21st, & April 28th

The deadline for registration is January 27th.

Register here:

For questions, contact Zach Garcia at

Nature Journaling for Adults

Connecting Our Story to Nature: Journaling to Understand Science is a yearlong nature journaling program, supported by a grant from Indiana Humanities. This program will provide opportunities for learners to notice, wonder, and connect to the world around them through the seasons. Each session will begin with a naturalist providing a nature artifact, quote, excerpt from a nature writer’s work, or physical experience and will continue as students record observations and reflections using writing, drawing, painting, or other methods of creative expression.

Journaling both teaches us how to think more scientifically and allows us to connect with our subjects through art and language. Additional prompts and learning tools will be shared via a private facebook group for the parents of enrolled students and for enrolled adults. A nominal fee of $12 per person will hold your spot for the entire year of programming. Class sizes are limited and registration is required.

Two identical sessions are being offered, 12:30 – 2:00 and 2:30 – 4:00. Adults’ nature journaling classes meet the following Sundays, and participants should make every effort to attend each session:

January 6
January 20
February 17
March 17
April 14
May 19
June 16
July 21
August 18
September 15
October 20
November 17
December 15

To register, visit

For more information, contact Alana Fligor at 812 479-0771 x106 or

Hoosier Riverwatch Program

Hoosier Riverwatch is a program of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Watershed Planning and Assessment Branch. The program began in Indiana to increase public awareness of water quality issues and concerns, by training volunteers to monitor stream water quality.

Wesselman Nature Society typically offers a training session each spring. For more information, contact Gena Garrett (information above) or visit the Hoosier Riverwatch website.

Hoosier Riverwatch Monitor Training

Date: TBA