|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||
Complete Training* 3 Spaces Left
|Cedar Point Biological Station||Ogallala, NE||
June 25th-July 1st
Complete Training*TEAC 890 for Graduate Credit
|Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center||Alda, NE||
September 8th-9th & 15th-16th
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.
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Training Formats Explained
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.