Sports and Outdoors

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ouabache SP offers Indiana Master Naturalist class

From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:

An Indiana Master Naturalist course being offered at Ouabache State Park is an opportunity for participants to learn about nature and share their newfound knowledge with others.

The class runs March 5 through May 7 on Wednesdays from 6 to 9:30 p.m. It’s hosted by Friends of Ouabache State Park, Ouabache State Park and Wells County Purdue Extension.

The Indiana Master Naturalist Program (IMNP) is an educational/volunteer program developed by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Purdue University Extension. The program offers adult learners hands-on educational opportunities from experts in natural resources. A service element required for certification as a master naturalist fosters volunteering in communities.

Myra Myrtle, President of the Friends of Ouabache State Park, said she hopes graduates of the Ouabache class will use their newly learned skills by volunteering for the park and the Friends group.

Class size is limited to 30 students. The fee for the class is $75. Participants must register by Feb. 11. To register or for more information, call Jody Heaston, DNR State Parks & Reservoirs volunteer coordinator, at or (260) 437-8650, or visit Ouabache State Park.

The park entrance fee will be waived for students during class times.

Ouabache State Park ( is at 4930 E. St. Rd. 201, Bluffton, 46714.

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