Minnesota Master Naturalist

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IT - Northland Arboretum, Brainerd, MN

Northland Arboretum, Brainerd, MN website

14250 Conservation Drive
Brainerd, MN 56401

This two day training is for those wishing to become a Minnesota Master Naturalist Instructor and teach Master Naturalist courses. Training will address program structure, expectations and resources. Instructor candidates must have a degree or equivalent experience as a professional naturalist. Participants must be associated with a nature center, park, or other sponsoring group. A letter of support from this group is required, stating that they support you and there is a place to hold the training. Letters may be emailed to astrauss@umn.edu.

Learn more about becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist Instructor at http://www.minnesotamasternaturalist.org/about/instructor/

Cost is $75. This includes all teaching materials. Your class fee will be refunded if you teach a class within two years of taking the training.

The course cost is $75 and includes course manuals and supplies.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Amy Rager

Amy received a BA in Elementary Education from the College of St. Scholastica and a MEd in Environmental Leadership and Learning from the University of MN. She has worked for cooperative extension for 26 years in various positions, but has always tied her work to the environment. She is currently the state program director for the Minnesota Master Naturalist Program.

Andrea Lorek Strauss

Andrea Lorek Strauss grew up playing outdoors at every opportunity. Today, she is an environmental educator with the University of Minnesota Extension with an undergraduate degree in Education and Communication Arts, and a MSEd in Curriculum and Instruction/Outdoor Education. Past work gigs include 9 years with the International Wolf Center in Ely, MN, 2.5 years with the Prairie Ecology Bus Center in southwest Minnesota, and various naturalist roles in the Boston area, northern Minnesota, and New York state.

Sponsor Information

Minnesota Master Naturalist


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