Indiana Master Naturalists

(re)Discover your wild side with the Indiana Master Naturalist program! IMN brings together adult learners (like you!) with natural resources professionals and scientists to foster an understanding of Indiana’s ecosystems. Not only will you gain a deeper appreciation of your landscape and life within it, but you’ll be spending quality time with like-minded nature lovers.

Topics for the 2023 program include Forestry, River Ecology, Geology, Climatology, Mycology, Environmental Ethics, and more…

This 10-week program meets Thursdays 6pm-9pm from September 5 through November 7, 2024. Classes are held at the Environmental Education Center at Christy Woods on the campus of Ball State University. There are occasional variations in time and location, please review the Frequently Asked Questions for details.

A registration fee of $140 includes instruction, educational materials, a field guide, and IMN accreditation materials. We are pleased to offer two $50 scholarships.

This program is for adult learners. Registrants must be at least 18 years old. No prior environmental science experience is required!

This program is offered annually in partnership with Ball State University. Please direct questions to Kelley V Phillips, Assistant Director, at