Training classes

Fall 2018 Master Naturalist training class

To get involved, adults 18 years and older must:

  1. Attend one of these required orientation sessions:    July 5, 6-8 p.m., MDC Discovery Room, State Fairgrounds, Sedalia MO or July 12, 6-8 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Cole Camp MO
  2. Register for the training course by August 2; registration fee is $75
  3. Attend training classes on Thursday evenings, 6-9 p.m., September 6 - November 15, at the MDC Discovery Room on the State Fairgrounds in Sedalia MO, and participate in three Saturday field trips
  4. Upon completion of the training course, participants are required to contribute 40 hours of volunteer service and complete 8 hours of advanced training to become a certified Missouri Master Naturalist
  5. Be an active member of the HI Lonesome Master Naturalist Chapter


Point of Contact for the Fall Master Naturalist Hi Lonesome Chapter Training Class:

Donnie Nichols, 660-723-3938,

Fall Master Naturalist Hi Lonesome Chapter Training Class Flyer (PDF)


Participants receive natural resource based training from resource experts on topics including:

  • Ecological Concepts
  • Forest Ecology
  • Wildlife Management
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Grasslands and Prairie
  • Birds
  • Caves and Karst
  • And much more!