Refuge to host class for junior naturalist

A Junior Master Naturalist course will be conducted the week of July 24 through 28 at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, 12985 U.S. 50 East, Seymour.

The course will consist of half-day morning classes on plants, wildlife, geology, wetlands and other natural resource topics.

Most course sessions will be located at or around the refuge visitor center.

The class will be from 9 a.m. to noon July 24 through 27 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28.

A $15 fee is payable at the first class to cover course materials. Different subjects will be covered each day of the course, and students will be expected to attend all of the sessions and complete some volunteer work to receive a Junior Master Naturalist patch and certificate.

Advance registration is required, and parents or guardians must sign a permission slip at the first class meeting.

The Junior Master Naturalist course is a fun way for students to learn about nature and is sponsored by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Muscatatuck Wildlife Society.

Information: 812-522-4352;