Nebraska Master Naturalist Training Dates & Locations

2018 Training Dates & Locations




Training Type

Program Fee

Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve


June 10th-16th



Cedar Point Biological Station

Ogallala, NE

July 8th-14th

& Graduate Course TEACH 890


Heron Haven & Glacier Creek Preserve

Omaha Area

July 20th-21st & 27th-28th 

Core 24


Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center

Alda, NE

September 7th-8th & 14th-15th

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.