Love Nature? It’s time to take it to the next level! Become a Missouri Master Naturalist - your key to discovering natural Missouri. Develop your skills as a naturalist, resource scientist, botanist, educator, or recreation specialist. Become part of a team of extraordinary individuals who are making a difference for Missouri’s natural resources.

A Certified Missouri Master Naturalist will:

  • Get 45 hours of initial natural resource-based training from local experts on a variety of topics
  • Complete an 8- to 10-hour  capstone project with a local partner
  • Give 40 or more hours annually of local natural resource-based volunteer service with our local partners
  • Get 8 or more hours of advanced training annually in the subjects of your choice
  • Enjoy and share your love of nature with a group of motivated enthusiasts

To find out how you can become a Missouri Master Naturalist, join us for this FREE ORIENTATION session on July 30th from 6-8 pm at the Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center, 201 Riviera Drive, Joplin, MO 64804

The Missouri Master Naturalists training sessions will be held on Tuesdays, 6-9pm

The Missouri Master Naturalists program is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the University of Missouri Extension.

Cost: Free

Contact: Sarah Havens,, 417-865-0707