Missouri Master Naturalists: "Earth-friendly Education"

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 Springfield Plateau Chapter of the Missouri Master Naturalists formed in the Spring of 2006 with 28 graduating members. To date, more than 100 volunteers have graduated the program.


For more information about the Missouri Master Naturalist program, here is a link to the main state page.

2018 Master Naturalist Annual State Report



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


1. Improve public understanding of natural resources ecology and management by developing a pool of local knowledge about natural resources ecology that can be used to enhance education efforts within local communities.


2. Enhance existing natural resources education and outreach activities by providing natural resources training at the local level, thereby developing a team of dedicated and informed volunteers.


3. Develop a self-sufficient Missouri Master Naturalist volunteer network. 

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