Indiana Master Naturalists


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 in the evening from September-November. 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 includes instruction, educational materials, a field guide and IMN accreditation materials. 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, and locations will be posted Summer 2022. Please email if you would like to be added to a registration waitlist. 

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