Nebraska’s Volunteer Conservation Force- Listen to our story from NET News.

2017 Nebraska Master Naturalist Training Dates

Facility Location Dates Training Format Program Fee
Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center Alda, NE

September 8th-9th & 15th-16th

Core 24 $150

Steps to Registration

Step 1. Click Here to start the application. You must submit an application to complete the registration process.

Step 2. After you complete the application we will contact you to set up an interview.

Step 3. After the interview you will be directed to complete a liability release and background check.

Course fee: Payment can be made here UNL Maps & More Store

Training Formats Explained

Complete Training:

This training format provides the required 60 hours of classroom content and field activities that allows you to achieve “Certified Nebraska Master Naturalist” status after participating in the full week of training.

Content areas can include: Natural Resource Interpretation, Conservation Biology and Ecology, Outdoor Skills (Archery, Kayaking, Fishing depending on location) Resource Management, Citizen Science, Reptiles Amphibians Turtles, Mammals, Insects, Aquatic Ecosystems, Geology, Grasslands Ecology, Woodland Ecology, Human Dimensions/Naturalist Ethics.

Core 24 Training:

This training format provides 24 hours of foundational classroom content and field activities that allows to achieve “Master Naturalist In-Training” status. Once the Core training is complete you have until January 1st of the following year to complete 36 hours of continuing Education opportunities to earn your Certified Status. Continuing Education opportunities are organized and presented by the Nebraska Master Naturalist Program, Program Partners, as well as other organizations that support our mission.

Core 24 content includes:  Flora of Nebraska, Fauna of Nebraska, Natural Resource Interpretation, Naturalist History & Ethics, Conservation Biology & Ecology, and Outdoor Skills.




Submit your application today to register for a Nebraska Master Naturalist training. For details, contact us at or 402-937-8601.