Application for Master Naturalist 2015 Training

Looking at Norden Chute along the Niobrara River. Photo by Matt Jones.

Applying to be a Master Naturalist

Step 1. Click Here to begin your application. Submitting an application will add your e-mail address to our Naturalist Network contact list, and you will be informed about upcoming dates and locations as they become available. You must submit an application to begin your registration process.

Step 2. Pay the training registration fee of $150 (plus optional meals and/or lodging, only if offered at some training sites)*. Sign Up Here

Step 3. Contact Matt Jones at or 402-937-8601 to set up an interview.

*We strive to keep our training expenses low, but your fees will help us defray costs on site rentals, instructor expenses and course materials, to better support the program. Scholarships may be available.

    2015 Training dates and locations:

    February 4-7 Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary (Kearney-Grand Island-Hastings Area) *[Feb 4 & 5 are 4-hour evening sessions. Feb 6 & 7 are all-day] $150.00
    April 15-18 Wildcat Hills Nature Center (Scottsbluff/Gering Area) $150.00
    May 6-9 Cedar Point Biological Station (Lake McConaughy-Ogallala-North Platte Area) $150.00 (without room & board); $240.00 (with room & board)
    June 7-10 Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve (Valentine-Ainsworth-Basset) $200.00 (with lodging only)
    June 11-13 Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve Core+ specialization workshops (Valentine-Ainsworth-Basset) cost yet undefined
    July 17-19 Cedar Point Biological Station Core+ specialization workshops (Lake McConaughy-Ogallala-North Platte Area) cost yet undefined
    October 2-3, 9-10 Lincoln area facility TBA $150.00
    November 6-7, 13-14 Fontenelle Forest $150.00