Missouri Master Naturalist


2016 Volunteer service pin,
the Eastern Collared Lizard

Prothonotary warbler image

More information about the Eastern Collared Lizard (PDF)

2016 Fall training opportunities

These chapters will be hosting Basic Master Naturalist Training:

  • Osage Trails chapter — Kansas City
  • Confluence chapter
  • Great Rivers chapter
  • Miramiguoua chapter

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Your key to discovering the natural Missouri

photo of Hi Lonesome Chapter volunteers walking through tall prairie grass
The Hi Lonesome chapter was formed in 2008 and is based in Cole Camp,
Missouri. Chapter members are residents of Benton, Pettis, Hickory and
Moniteau counties.

The Missouri Master Naturalist™ program is a community-based natural resource education and volunteer service program for adults, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the University of Missouri Extension.

The mission is to engage Missourians in the stewardship of our state's natural resources through science-based education and volunteer community service.

Missouri Master Naturalist volunteers support conservation efforts and natural resource education in their local communities.

Missouri Master Naturalist advanced training

Where the Ozarks Meet the Prairies
Sept. 17, 2016
Hi Lonesome Master Naturalists invite you to join them to explore the region where the Ozark Highlands meet the Osage Plains. This one-day event will bring together Master Naturalists from across the state for top-notch advance training, fun-filled networking, and new explorations. All Master Naturalists currently active with their Chapter are welcome to attend. Here’s a sample of what to expect:
Climate Change | Fens | Historical Naturalists | Native Prairies | Owls and Pellets | Pollinators | Wetlands | Wild Edibles and much more!
Save the date and make plans to join us. Watch for registration materials this summer!

Our accomplishments

Missouri Master Naturalist Annual Report for 2015 (PDF) posted March 2016