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Welcome to the Arkansas Master Naturalists Website

Want to know more about Master Naturalists in Arkansas? Click here.

Want to become an Arkansas Master Naturalist?

Becoming a Master Naturalist involves attending at least 40 hours of initial training on Arkansas animals, plants, geology and conservation. Training is held on Saturday’s starting in January and ending in May. Take a look at the Class Schedule below for your area.

To become a Certified Master Naturalist,  you would need to perform at least 40 hours of volunteer work and acquire 8 hours of advanced training each year.

SCROLL DOWN  –  Class Schedules & Applications for each chapter listed below:

Central Arkansas Master Naturalists (CAMN)

Classes closed for 2017.  Look for the 2018 application in the early fall.  

CAMN Schedule 2017

 

Diamond Lakes Arkansas Master Naturalists (DLAMN)

2017 DLAMN Class Schedule

2017 DLAMN Application

 

Foothills Arkansas Master Naturalists (FAMN)

2017 FAMN Class Schedule

2017 FAMN Application

 

North Central Arkansas Master Naturalists (NCAMN)

2017 NCAMN Class Schedule

2017 NCAMN Application

 

Northeast Arkansas Master Naturalists (NEAMN)

NEAMN 2016-2017 Application

 

Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists (NWAMN)

NWAMN 2017 Spring Application

NWAMN 2017 Spring Class Schedule – Benton County

NWAMN 2017 Spring Class Schedule – Washington County

NWAMN 2017 Spring Flyer

NWAMN Chapter Brochure

NWAMN Scholarship Application

 

 

Western Arkansas Master Naturalists (WAMN)

WAMN Application for Spring 2017

WAMN Class Schedule For 2017

 

The Program

The Arkansas Master Naturalist program is a volunteer organization dedicated to educating its members and giving back to the community through volunteer work.

Levels in the Master Naturalist Program:

Naturalist-in-training (NIT) – a person currently taking the 40 hours of required naturalist training.

Master Naturalist –  a person who completed the required training and is current with the annual dues.

Certified Master Naturalist – a person who has 1) Performed 40 hours of volunteer work (see volunteer page for more information); and 2) Acquires 8 hours of Advanced Training each year.

Training

Naturalists-in-training instruction will take the form of both classroom lectures and practical application of newly acquired skills.  The subject matter covered will vary considerably but will focus on our natural world. Areas that will be covered include ecology, native plants and animals, geology, botany, meteorology, astronomy, public land use, interpretation, trail design and maintenance, stream quality evaluation and testing, and more.

Approximately 60 hours of classroom and outdoor instruction will be offered on Saturdays, typically 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. of which the NITs will need to attend 40 hours to graduate. Training typically starts in January and graduation is in May, however some chapters may have training in the fall.

Check the chapter class training schedule in your area for specific dates and times.

Cost first year is: $165.00

$135 covers the cost of training,  literature materials, t-shirt, and name tag.

Annual dues for the year after graduation – $30.00 based on a fiscal year of  January 1 to December 31.

Registration

We recommend applying early to reserve your spot in the program.

We can only accept a limited number of people.

Please print and fill out the appropriate chapter application for your area and mail it to the address on the application with your check to reserve your spot.