Minnesota Master Naturalist

Courses Available

The University of Minnesota Extension has canceled all in-person courses and events between March 16 and May 15, 2020 due to the COVID-19 concerns. Decisions about activities in late May and beyond will be made at a later date. Please check back for course changes and follow our Facebook page for updates.

Upcoming Big Woods, Big Rivers

Course Title Course Dates Course Time Location Status
BWBR - Whitewater State Park, Altura, MN 2020-04-14 to 2020-05-19 4:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Whitewater State Park, Altura, MN canceled
BWBR - Camp Spring Lake-Rosemount, MN 2020-04-15 to 2020-05-13 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Camp Spring Lake Retreat Center canceled
BWBR - River Bend Nature Center, Faribault, MN 2020-05-30 to 2020-07-11 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. River Bend Nature Center, Faribault, MN open
BWBR - St. Paul Campus 2020-06-08 to 2020-06-12 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. St. Paul Campus closed
BWBR - Robert Ney Memorial Park Reserve - Wright County 2020-08-10 to 2020-08-15 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Robert Ney Memorial Park Reserve - Wright County open
BWBR - Mississippi Gateway Regional Park 2020-08-24 to 2020-10-03 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Mississippi Gateway Regional Park open
BWBR - Long Lake Conservation Center Camp Big Woods, Big Rivers 2020-08-31 to 2020-09-04 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Long Lake Conservation Center open

Upcoming Northwoods, Great Lakes

Course Title Course Dates Course Time Location Status
NWGL - North House Folk School Master Naturalist Course 2020-05-27 to 2020-05-31 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. North House Folk School closed
NWGL - Boulder Lake ELC - 18,000 acre classroom - Free Camping 2020-06-08 to 2020-06-12 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center open
NWGL - Sailing with Nature on Lake Superior, Bayfield WI 2020-06-13 to 2020-06-16 7:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Sailing with Nature on Lake Superior, Bayfield WI closed

Upcoming Prairies and Potholes

Course Title Course Dates Course Time Location Status
PP - Lac qui Parle State Park, Watson, MN 2020-06-15 to 2020-06-19 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Lac qui Parle State Park closed
PP - Saint John Outdoor University 2020-08-03 to 2020-08-07 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Saint John Outdoor University closed
PP - Ney Nature Center, Henderson, MN 2020-08-04 to 2020-10-13 5:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Ney Nature Center open

Upcoming Instructor Training

No courses are currently listed.

Upcoming Advanced Training

Annual Conference

No courses are currently listed.

Regular Courses

Course Title Course Dates Course Time Location Status
ADV - Lunch with a Scientist - Prescribed Burning - Cedar Creek 2020-04-14 to 2020-04-14 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Lunch with a Scientist - Prescribed Burning - Cedar Creek canceled
ADV - Bison Naturalist Training 2020-05-09 to 2020-05-09 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Bison Naturalist Training canceled
ADV - Lunch with a Scientist - Red-headed Woodpeckers - Cedar Creek 2020-05-12 to 2020-05-12 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Lunch with a Scientist - Red-headed Woodpeckers - Cedar Creek canceled
ADV - Lunch with a Scientist - Bison Project - Cedar Creek 2020-07-14 to 2020-07-14 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Lunch with a Scientist - Bison Project - Cedar Creek open

Online Courses/Webinars

Course Title Course Dates Course Time Location Status
ADV - Webinar: Update of Minnesota’s sulfate standard to protect wild rice: Torpedoed by conflicting goals 2020-04-10 to 2020-04-10 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 A.M. Update of Minnesota’s sulfate standard to protect wild rice: Torpedoed by conflicting goals open
ADV - Webinar: Level I Bumble Bee Identification, St. Anthony 2020-04-14 to 2020-04-14 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Introduction to Bumble Bee Identification open
ADV - Webinar: Lunch with a Scientist - Eyes on the Wild 2020-04-14 to 2020-04-14 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Webinar: Lunch with a Scientist - Eyes on the Wild open
ADV - How to Participate in City Nature Challenge 2020-04-16 to 2020-04-16 3:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. How to Participate in City Nature Challenge open
ADV - Webinar: Herbicide Use in Forestry 2020-04-21 to 2020-04-21 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Webinar: Herbicide Use in Forestry open
ADV - Webinar-Woodland and tallgrass prairie restoration case studies 2020-04-21 to 2020-04-21 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Webinar-Woodland and tallgrass prairie restoration case studies open
ADV - Webinar: Controversies and barriers in the practice and uptake of conservation interventions: 2020-04-24 to 2020-04-24 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Webinar: Controversies and barriers in the practice and uptake of conservation interventions: open
ADV - Webinar: Lunch with a Scientist - Redheaded Woodpecker Recovery 2020-05-12 to 2020-05-12 11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Webinar: Lunch with a Scientist - Redheaded Woodpecker Recovery open
ADV - Webinar: Operationalizing Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change in Minnesota 2020-05-19 to 2020-05-19 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Webinar: Operationalizing Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change in Minnesota open
ADV - Webinar: Level I Bumble Bee Identification, Owatonna 2020-05-27 to 2020-05-27 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Introduction to Bumble Bee Identification open
ADV - Webinar: Level I Bumble Bee Identification, Meadowlands/Toivola 2020-05-29 to 2020-05-29 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Sax-Zim Bog open
ADV - Webinar: Restoring Fire-Dependent Woodlands through the Sand Plains Partnership 2020-06-16 to 2020-06-16 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Webinar: Restoring Fire-Dependent Woodlands through the Sand Plains Partnership open
ADV - Research on Northern Long-eared Bat and Canada Lynx 2020-07-21 to 2020-07-21 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Research on Northern Long-eared Bat and Canada Lynx open
ADV - The Future of the Forest Products Industry 2020-08-18 to 2020-08-18 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. The Future of the Forest Products Industry open
ADV - Emerald Ash Borer: Current Status, Trends, and New Resources for Landowners and Managers 2020-09-15 to 2020-09-15 12:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Emerald Ash Borer open
ADV - Practical Applications of an Indigenous Model of Sustainability 2020-10-20 to 2020-10-20 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Practical Applications of an Indigenous Model of Sustainability open
ADV - Forest Health Updates from Across Minnesota 2020-11-17 to 2020-11-17 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Forest Health Updates from Across Minnesota open
ADV - Forest carbon and its role in greenhouse gas removals and emissions 2020-12-15 to 2020-12-15 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. Forest carbon and its role in greenhouse gas removals and emissions open

National Public Lands Day

No courses are currently listed.

Upcoming AIS Detector Volunteer Opportunities

No courses are currently listed.

Upcoming Sponsored Volunteer Opportunities

Course Title Course Dates Course Time Location Status
VOL - River Bend Nature Center-Stewardship Days: Garlic Mustard & Dames Rocket 2020-05-08 to 2020-05-08 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. River Bend Nature Center-Stewardship Days: Garlic Mustard & Dames Rocket canceled
VOL - River Bend Nature Center Stewardship Days: Garlic Mustard & Dames Rocket 2020-05-16 to 2020-05-16 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. River Bend Nature Center Stewardship Days: Garlic Mustard & Dames Rocket open
VOL - Great River Greening 2020-05-16 to 2020-05-16 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Great River Greening, St. Paul canceled
VOL - Arbor Day Ceremony 2020-05-22 to 2020-05-22 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. Longfellow Park, Fargo, ND open
VOL - Pollinator Planting at Chanhassen Nature Preserve 2020-05-30 to 2020-05-30 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Pollinator Planting at Chanhassen Nature Preserve canceled
VOL - Race the Red Canoe & Kayak Races 2020-06-01 to 2020-06-01 6:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Race the Red Canoe & Kayak Races open
VOL - Reforest the Red Moorhead 2020-06-05 to 2020-06-05 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Reforest the Red Moorhead open
VOL - Lil 2020-06-23 to 2020-06-23 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Lil open
VOL - RiverArts Fishing Clinic 2020-07-28 to 2020-07-28 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. RiverArts Fishing Clinic open
VOL - On-the-Water Clean Up 2020-09-02 to 2020-09-02 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. River Keepers open
VOL - Reforest the Red Fargo 2020-09-09 to 2020-09-09 12:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Reforest the Red Fargo open
VOL - Red River Water Festival Volunteer 2020-09-22 to 2020-09-28 8:45 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. Red River Water Festival Volunteer open

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