Illinois Extension

Master Naturalist Application Form 2025 Training

Welcome to the online application form for the East-Central Illinois Master Naturalist program. This is the first step in becoming a Master Naturalist in our area. Please look over our website to learn all about the Master Naturalist volunteer program before submitting your application.   

The 2025 Class Schedule has not been confirmed - it may be in-person twice a month on a weekday from 9am - 4pm with experiential learning at natural sites in Champaign, Ford, Iroquois or Vermilion Counties.   It may be a hybrid format with structured natural site visits in each of the counties.    Please check back by the end of summer for more details.   The extension office phone number is 217-333-7672 or Melissa Berg on email: 

Thank you! 

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Civil Rights Compliance - Participant Info

As part of our commitment to providing equal opportunities in our programming, University of Illinois Extension is required to collect and report overall statistics about the race, ethnicity, and gender of program participants. Your responses are voluntary and appreciated.