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2019 Training Dates & Locations




Training Type

Program Fee

Glacier Creek Preserve & Heron Haven

Omaha, NE

April 26th-27th& May 3rd-4th

Core 24


Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve

Near Valentine, NE

June 2nd-8th



Cedar Point Biological Station

Ogallala, NE

July 7th-13th



Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center

Alda, NE

September 6th-7th & 13th-14th

Core 24


Steps to Registration

Step 1. Click Here to begin the application.

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

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

Course fee: Payment can be made in the Master Naturalist 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.