Are you interested in understanding local ecosystems, protecting native species, and preserving our limited natural resources? Would you enjoy volunteering with other trained citizen scientists to research and collect data on local ecology programs? If so, the Georgia Master Naturalist program may be for you! Developed by UGA Cooperative Extension and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Georgia Master Naturalist is an environmental education program for adults. In eight weekly sessions, natural resource professionals and Extension specialists cover locally relevant topics through classroom and field experiences. The training offered by Forsyth County Extension includes ecology, Georgia mammals and birds, streams and water issues, invasive species, geology, and more. Class meets from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday from August 3 through September 21, 2017.