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 Dept of Conservation and the University of Missouri Extension.

The Springfield Plateau Chapter of the Missouri Master Naturalist formed in the Spring of 2006 with 28 graduating members.  To date, more than 150 volunteers have graduated the program.

For more information about the Missouri Master Naturalist program, click here.

Master Naturalists are available as volunteers for a variety of environmental/conservation projects.  Knowledgeable volunteers perform hands-on projects such as trail building, bird counts, stream monitoring and testing, native and threatened plant counts and rescues, as well as presentations and outdoor workshops on nature-related topics.  Educational and hands-on assistance is available to all age and grade levels

Membership Meeting    Monday, November 15, 2021  6:00 p.m. 
Social time at 5:40

Meeting information:
"Trout for the Win!"  Presented by Ashlee Huerta,the administrative specialist at the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery Conservation Center located in Branson, MO.

Join Zoom Meeting: 

Raising over 1.5 million hatchery raised trout each year, the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery is the largest cold-water hatchery owned and operated by the Missouri Department of Conservation. It is currently Fall spawning season for the rainbow and brown trout down at the hatchery. It is an excellent time to learn about why these non-native trout are raised in Missouri, and how the Department of Conservation is managing this hard fighting game fish for public fishing right here in our state.

Zoom link is on Members Only Announcements page.