Indiana Master Naturalists

The Indiana Master Naturalist (IMN) program brings together wildlife biologists, natural resource educators, and conservation professionals with adult learners to foster an understanding of our state’s ecosystems. Topics include forestry, botany, bats, geology, meteorology, birds, interpretation, and more.

This 10-week program meets in the evenings from September through November at the Nature Lab on Ball State University’s campus. A registration fee of $125 covers instruction and class materials. Scholarships are available. Registrants must be at least 18 years old. The class size is limited to 25 students.

Full IMN certification requires 24 hours of volunteering with a natural resources management organization. Optional volunteer opportunities with Red-tail Land Conservancy and Ball State University’s Environmental Education Center will be offered during the course.

To be added to the waitlist for the 2023 Indiana Master Naturalist program hosted by Red-tail Land Conservancy and Ball State University, please email Kelley V. Phillips at