Master Naturalist Hybrid Training Interest List
Become a Master Naturalist
Anyone 18 or older can become a Master Naturalist. It does not require a degree or years of experience. You must be willing to devote time to volunteering and to continuing education.
Adult trainees in the Master Naturalist program will:
- Learn basic principles about the natural world
- Learn about the interdependent nature of the plants and animals in the various ecosystems of Illinois
- Learn animals specific to Illinois such as mammals, insects, reptiles, fish, and birds
- Learn how everyone is part of and impacts nature in rural or urban areas
- Learn practical techniques for both teaching about and managing natural areas
This training is for volunteers of Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark counties program.
We are creating a list of interested individuals when the new Hybrid Master Naturalist training is announced.
- Live Zoom sessions with some in-person sessions at the Extension Unit office located at 321-2nd Ave West Milan, IL
- In this flipped classroom style training, trainees have independent study to do prior to the weekly session. During sessions, trainees participate in a live webinar presented by Extension Educators. Then trainees work in small groups within the unit to discuss case studies and hands-on activities
Master Naturalist volunteers work on behalf of and under the supervision of University of Illinois Extension. The volunteer work is conducted in the local Extension unit and throughout the community on various projects involving parks, schools, gardening, or other city agencies.
Certified Master Naturalist are those who have completed their training and internship.
To remain active, certified Master Naturalists must complete 20 hours of volunteer service and 10 hours of educational training yearly. These are reported on line and recorded by University of Illinois Extension.
Complete this registration to be added to list of interested students.