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9. Training Materials

The following materials were referenced during the 2016 ECIMN training classes:

Introduction to Master Naturalist - Sandy Mason



What to Wear

Child Protection

Reporting Volunteer/CE Time

Environmental Ethics - Eric Freyfogle


Understanding the Natural World - Bob Reber

Reading Material for 8/23 MN Training  

"Odyssey" - Sand County Almanac  

 Illinois Research 1994  

What is a Naturalist - Illinois Steward  

Listening to the Land

Deer Nutrient Cycles

Botany - Ken Robertson

Asteracaea Illustration

Fruit Types

Leaf Terminology

Vegetative Terminology

Flower Terminology

Presentation Part 1

Presentation Part 2

Common Plant Families


Checklist of East Central IL Mammals

Mammals of IL

Invasive Plants


Prairie Tour

Observations on Recreating Prairie - Spring 2009

A Passion for Prairie - Summer 2005

Erigenia Articles (Native Plant Society) on Gardner Prairie

Vol 14a

Vol 14b

Vol 18

Vol 21

Vol 26

Plant Species in Gardner Prairie

Bird Species in Gardner Prairie

Aquatic Systems


Aquatic Insects

Aquatic Insect ID Sheets

Flowing Waters

Entomology - Phil Nixon

Insect Key

Urban Systems - Eliana Brown


Natural Lawns

Stormwater Resources Links

Ag Systems - Jonathon Manual


Geology - Bob Vaiden


Climate - Jim Angel


Ornithology - Mike Ward


Archaeology - Alice Berkson


Collins Site

Herpetology - Sarah Baker


Interpreting Nature - Sarah Livesay


Natural Areas of EC Illinois - Mike Daab, Mike Davis, Matt Balk