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

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OUR SPONSERS: 

OUR MISSION:

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

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

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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