Missouri Master Naturalists

Missouri Master Naturalists

The Missouri Master Naturalist program is a community-based natural resource education and volunteer service program for adults, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the University of Missouri Extension.  The mission is to engage Missourians in the stewardship of our state's natural resources through science-based education and volunteer community service.  Volunteers support conservation efforts and natural resource education in the local community.  General information can be found at http://extension.missouri.edu/masternaturalist.

Registrations being accepted for spring 2018 MMN training

Help protect the natural resources of Camden, Miller, Morgan and surrounding counties by becoming a Missouri Master Naturalist.  The Missouri Master Naturalist program is a community-based, adult natural resource education and volunteer program designed to engage Missourians in the stewardship of our state's natural resources.  Registration has begun for the Lake of the Ozarks Master Naturalist certification training course. An orientation session will be held Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Missouri Department of Conservation Office, Thunder Mountain Road, Camdenton. 

Class size is limited.  Cost of the program is $100 per person.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.  Training sessions will be held at the Missouri Department of Conservation office from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Wednesday, Feb. 28 and ending Wednesday, May 23, 2018.  Three Saturday field trips are included.  The 50-hour course will teach you about Missouri's natural resource ecology and management.  After graduation, participants are asked to provide 40 hours of volunteer service on land management, citizen science, education and other conservation related projects in the local community and participate in eight hours of advanced training opportunities.  

For more information on the class, contact Patricia Barrett at 573-369-2394 or email at barrettpr@missouri.edu.

Join us for Missouri Master Naturalist Lake of the Ozarks spring 2018 training brochure (PDF)
Missouri Master Naturalist Program Enrollment Form (PDF)
Master Naturalist Program Information (PDF)

Class 7 Graduation

Graduation for Class 7 of the Missouri Master Naturalists was held on Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

Lake of the Ozarks Chapter

The Lake of the Ozarks Chapter was organized in the spring of 2009 and serves the residents of Camden, Miller and Morgan counties.  For more information contact Patricia Barrett barrettpr@missouri.edu or by phone at 573-369-2394 or visit their website http://lakeozarkmasternaturalist.com/.

Lake of the Ozarks Chapter Newsletters

First Quarter, March 2017 Newsletter (PDF)
Fourth Quarter, November 2016 Newsletter (PDF)
Third Quarter, August 2016 Newsletter (PDF)
Second Quarter, May 2016 Newsletter (PDF) 
First Quarter, February 2016 Newsletter (PDF)
Fourth Quarter, November 2015 Newsletter (PDF)
Third Quarter, August 2015 Newsletter (PDF)
Second Quarter, May 2015 Newsletter (PDF)
First Quarter, March 2015 Newsletter (PDF)