Master Naturalist Program Offers Chance to Volunteer in Great Outdoors


      The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is offering outdoor enthusiasts a chance to become master naturalists through a program that engages participants in nearly sixty hours of in-depth training.

      Participants in the Master Naturalist Program will delve into Nebraska's ecosystems, plants and animals, conservation biology and more. The program is led by experts from these, and other fields.

      Those that complete the program will be able to volunteer in habitat conservation, environmental education, citizen science and more. They will also be able to explore Nebraska alongside scientists, faculty, and natural resource professionals.

      The program is open to any Nebraskan age 19 and up. Cost to register is $250.

      Upcoming training sessions include:

      • June 16-22 at the Niobrara Valley Preserve near Ainsworth
      • July 14-20 at Pioneers Park and Spring Creek near Lincoln
      • Aug. 10-16 at Fort Robinson State Park near Crawford
      • Sept. 8-14 at Niobrara Valley Preserve near Ainsworth

      Visit for more information, or to register.