As the forest radiates its autumn glow, enthusiastic volunteers known as Master Naturalists charge into the woods cleaning up hiking trails and rivers, cultivating native plant gardens and testing water quality in local streams.
Arkansas Master Naturalists are looking for new members to join them in learning about and preserving Arkansas wildlife. Classes begin in January on botany, entomology, mammals, meteorology, birding, archeology and much more. After completing the Master Naturalist training program, volunteers are armed with knowledge that can change lives, help the environment and make a difference in the world.
Arkansas Master Naturalists logged nearly 27,000 volunteer hours in the state in 2012, working with such organizations as Arkansas State Parks, Audubon Arkansas, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, U. S. Forest Service, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, and others.
Click HERE for application forms and 2013 class schedules for our statewide chapters.
Click HERE to use our email to contact individual chapter representatives.
For questions you can also call 501-837-9634.
Is it time to try a new road in your life? The benefits of being a Master Naturalist are told in the stories on this website. Take time to read about what we do, why we do it, and most important about the friendships we have made. We hope you will make the decision to join us.