Nebraska Master Naturalist adds 2018 training event

Master Naturalist program
Master Naturalist program

The Nebraska Master Naturalist program, which provides volunteers with hands-on experiences in Nebraska’s natural resources, has added a training session to the 2018 adult conservation education program.

The core training provides 24 hours of foundational classroom content and field activities that allow participants to achieve Master Naturalist In-Training status. Participants have until Jan. 1 of the following year to complete 36 hours of continuing education to earn their certification. Complete training provides 60 hours of classroom content and field activities during a weeklong session. Those who complete the course achieve Master Naturalist status.

The added Omaha session will be a Core 24 session and is scheduled for July 20 to 21 and July 27 to 28 at the Heron Haven and Glacier Creek Preserve. Cost is $150. Register here:

Other sessions include:

  • June 10 to 16 at Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve in Ainsworth and Valentine. Complete training at a cost of $350.
  • July 8 to 14 at Cedar Point Biological Station in Ogallala. Complete training at a cost of $350.
  • Sept. 7 to 8 and 14 to 15 at Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center in Alda. Core 24 training at a cost of $150.

    Participants in the sessions explore Nebraska’s natural resource legacy alongside scientists, University of Nebraska faculty and natural resource professionals. They learn about habitat conservation, environmental education, conservation biology, ecology, outdoor skills and much more. For a complete description of course content, visit

    At Master Naturalists are required to complete 20 volunteer hours and eight continuing education hours per year to maintain their certification. Education opportunities are organized and presented by the Nebraska Master Naturalist Program, program partners and other organizations that support the program’s mission.

    For more information, contact Program Coordinator Matt Jones at or 402-937-8601.

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