Basic training

Spring 2016 training classes

These chapters will be hosting Basic Master Naturalist Training in the spring:

Lake Ozark chapter

Orientation: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Class dates: Wednesday, March 2 to May 25, 2016 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Field trips: Three field trips will occur on Saturdays (TBD)

Location: Missouri Conservation Department Office, Thunder Mountain Road, Camdenton, MO

Course fee: $100

Contact(s): Patricia Barrett, MU Extension, at 573-346-2644 or via Jodi Moulder, MO Department of Conservation – Camden County, at 573-346-2210 ext. 233 or via email at

Boone's Lick Chapter

Orientation: Feb. 10, 2016, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Registration: Jan. 11, 2016 through Feb. 17, 2016

Class dates: Wednesdays, March 9 through May 18, 6 to 9 p.m.

Location: MU Family Impact Center, 105 E. Ash Street, Columbia, MO

Field trips: Four field trips will occur on Saturdays (Meet at Eagle Bluffs CA Headquarters, 6700 W. Route K)

Course fee: $95

Contact: Kent Shannon, Natural Resource Engineer, Boone County University of Missouri Extension, 1012 N. Highway UU, Columbia, MO 65203 at 573-445-9793 or via email at

Chert Glades Chapter

Orientation: Jan. 4, 2016
Class dates: January 25 through April 18, 2016 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Location: Walter Woods Conservation Area, Joplin, MO
Registration fee: $90
Contact: Jeff Cantrell, Missouri Department of Conservation,

Meremec Hills Chapter

Orientation: Feb. 4, 2016

Class dates: Thursdays, March 3 through May 19 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Location: Department of Natural Resources, Mozarkite Conference Room, Rolla, MO

Field trips: Three Saturday trips (TBD)

Registration fee $100

Contact: Phelps County Extension Center at 573-368-2225.