Updated and New Conference Info

Last Day to Register ONLINE is Thursday, August 13th, 2021

The last Day to Register ONLINE is Thursday, August 13th, 2021. After that, you can come to the conference to register the day of the conference.

Free movie on Thursday, August 19th at 7:00 PM

  There will be a free movie on Thursday, August 19 at 7PM in the Canaan Valley State Park Pine Room (night before the state conference, but not part of it).  Open to the public.  Please tell your friends.  The movie is Hidden Rivers of the Southern Appalachians (see movie trailer).  It was part of the American Conservation Film Festival in Shepherdstown and the Park, Friends and MN are sponsoring it here.  It is supposed to be a great film focusing on the biodiversity of the area.  Please come!

New COVID notice, please read.

Our Master Naturalist President and the WV-DNR, in following the most current CDC guidelines, has decided that masks will be required to be worn for indoor activities by all conference participants. ( Please note that the State Park does not require this, at the moment). If people are not comfortable wearing masks indoors, their registration can be cancelled and their money refunded. Members will have to cancel their own hotel reservations. If they mention COVID, their money should be refunded in full. Speakers/instructors will not be required to wear masks while presenting unless they are close to the students. Questions/comments should be referred to Andy Dalton (andreadalton64@gmail.com).

Conference Information (6/27/21)

Conference Full Agenda and Instructor Biographies have been updated as of Sunday, 6/27/2021. Please visit those pages for the latest changes!

Conference registration will become live on July 1st. A link to the registration form will be provided and open so to sign up for your desired classes. You will then come back to this website to pay via PayPal or send a check.

Registration will be open to Master Naturalists from July 1 to July 31; after that it will be open to all at a slightly higher cost.

Remember to register for lodging at Canaan using your group code as provided by your coordinator. You can do that now!