Nebraska Master Naturalist Training Dates & Locations

Facility Location Dates Training Format Program Fee
Aksarben Aquarium at Schramm Park Gretna, NE April 21st & 22nd, 28th & 29th Core 24 $150
Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve Valentine/ Ainsworth Area

June 4th-10th

Complete Training

*limit 15 Participants
$300
Cedar Point Biological Station Ogallala, NE

June 25th-July 1st

Complete Training

*limit 15 Participants
$300
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. Allison Dush, Trainings Assistant will contact you to set up an interview after the application has been submitted.

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.

 

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