Indiana Master Naturalists

 

**The Fall 2021 class is full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email Kelley V. Phillips at Kelley@fortheland.org**

The Indiana Master Naturalist (IMN) program brings together natural resource specialists and adult learners to foster an understanding of our state’s ecosystems. Participants will also learn how to teach others about the natural world and share personal experiences with a variety of audiences. Topics include forestry, botany, bats, geology, meteorology, outdoor survival, interpretation and more.

This 10-week program meets weekly on Thursdays from 6pm-9pm beginning September 16. So students get a view of different habitats, classes will be held a three locations, all surrounded by a beautiful natural setting: Munsee Woods in Selma, Davis Purdue Ag Center in Farmland, and Ball State University in Muncie. 

A registration fee of $125 includes instruction, educational materials, a field guide and IMN accreditation materials (breaks down to $12.50 per class). Registrants must be at least 18 years old. Class size is limited to 20 students.

Full IMN certification requires 24 hours of volunteering with a natural resources management organization. Optional volunteer opportunities with Red-tail Land Conservancy will be offered during the course. 

Details on topics, times, locations and more can be found on the FAQ.

This program is offered annually in partnership with Ball State University and Purdue Extension. Please direct questions to Kelley V Phillips at kelley@fortheland.org.