Missouri Master Naturalist
A community-based natural resource education and volunteer service program.
For more information, contact a chapter or your local extension office.
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A training program to help you discover the natural Missouri and develop your skills as a volunteer naturalist, scientist, botanist, educator or recreation specialist. You will gain a wealth of natural science information in classes given by some of Missouri’s finest natural resource specialists and build new friendships with other volunteers who share a love of Missouri’s outdoors. Master Naturalists become part of a local chapter that volunteers to conserve Missouri’s natural communities by:
After the training, you will be recognized as a Master Naturalist intern, and receive a certificate and badge. You will join one of the three local chapters listed below. The Master Naturalist chapter becomes a resource for the community by providing knowledge and expertise for a variety of natural resource needs.
You achieve the status of full Master Naturalist by completing 40 hours of volunteer service in approved projects and activities along with an additional eight hours of advanced training. Plenty of volunteer and advanced training opportunities are available throughout the year.
This is a highly popular program, therefore, there is a waiting list to be invited to join. Please click on the “sign up” button above to be put on the waiting list. When registrations are open with availability, you will be sent an email invite to register for the class.
Confluence Chapter (St Charles County area)
Great Rivers Chapter (St. Louis City/County area)
Miramiguoa Chapter (Franklin County area)