Article and photo by Kevin Quinn.
I’m proud to be one of sixty new Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists, pictured here at our May 8th graduation. The Benton and Washington County classes came together to receive our diplomas and pose in front of the Illinois River Watershed Partnership Building at Cave Springs.
Becoming a Master Naturalist involves attending at least 40 hours of initial training on Arkansas animals, plants, geology and conservation. 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.