Indiana Master Naturalist

Be a Master of Nature!

The Indiana Master Naturalist Program teaches Hoosiers about the natural resources that make up our great state. This 30-hour course is a hands-on learning and volunteer service opportunity. The program is sponsored by the Resource Conservation & Development Councils, Indiana Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service and Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

This 10-week course is open to adults age 18 and over and costs $100. 2016 Spring Indiana Master Naturalist registration form.


Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 10 (first day of the class)

Registrants must take all classes and complete volunteer service hours in order to complete the program. These classes cannot be taken individually. This program is free to Taltree docents. For more information, contact our Education Director, Maddie.

Indiana Master Naturalist 2016 Spring schedule


Date Time Class Topic Speaker
3/10/2016 9am-12pm Introduction and Trees Maddie Grimm, Director of Education, Taltree
3/17/2016 9am-12pm Spring Wildflowers Dave Hamilla, Naturalist
3/24/2016 9am-12pm Wildlife Dr. Larry McAfee, Retired DVM
3/31/2016 9am-12pm Wild Edibles Dave Hamilla, Naturalist
4/7/2016 9am-12pm People and Natural Resources Maddie Grimm, Taltree
4/14/2016 9am-12pm Geology Dr. Ken Schoon, Professor Emeritus IUN
4/21/2016 9am-12pm Water Joe Exl, NIRPC
4/28/2016 9am-12pm Ornithology Brad Bumgardner, Indiana Dunes State Park Naturalist
5/5/2016 9am-12pm Amphibians Dr. Spencer Cortwright, IUN Professor
5/12/2016 9am-12pm Final Exam Maddie Grimm, Director of Education, Taltree