Utah State University Extension
Utah State University Extension’s Master Naturalist Program provides Utah nature lovers an opportunity to attend educational field courses beginning Monday, June 12, 2017.

LOGAN — Utah State University Extension’s Master Naturalist Program provides Utah nature lovers an opportunity to attend educational field courses beginning Monday and running through Sept. 29.

Focusing on watershed, desert and mountain ecosystems, courses are available across Utah. Participants can discover such places as Antelope Island and Dead Horse Point state parks, or spend a weekend at Great Basin National Park.

According to program director Mark Larese-Casanova, those attending will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and knowledge about nature while touring some of the most beautiful places in Utah.

“I see so many participants develop a deep connection to nature or a place, from the wetlands of the Swaner Preserve to the deserts of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, during a Utah Master Naturalist field course,” Larese-Casanova said in a statement. “We search for the secrets of nature and make connections we maybe have never noticed before.”

For a complete listing of courses, costs and registration information, visit extension.usu.edu/utahmasternaturalist.