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 from 6pm-9pm from September 8 through November 10. Classes are generally 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 FAQ for details.

A registration fee of $125 includes instruction, educational materials, a field guide and IMN accreditation materials. Click HERE to learn more about scholarships. Those wishing to apply for a scholarship must do so before registering [NOTE: All scholarships have been granted. Contact Kelley (email below) if you would like to be added to a waitlist]

Registrants must be at least 18 years old. Class size is limited to 23 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.

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

The 2022 IMN fall program is full. We invite you to contact us to be put on a pre-registration waitlist for next fall’s class. Or, visit the Indiana Master Naturalist statewide website to see more classes happening around the state.