Minnesota Master Naturalist

Minnesota Master Naturalist Additional Advanced Training Opportunities


Woods in Your Backyard Series

The vast majority of landowners have small woodlots less than 10 acres in size. Woods in Your Backyard Series is designed specifically, but not exclusively, for smaller landscapes. Join us to learn how landowners can positively influence the environment by implementing simple stewardship practices.

The registration fee of $45 includes a copy of the full color, 108-page copy of The Woods in Your Backyard manual (a $29 value), a self-directed book.  The series is being recorded so you will have access to the information if you can't attend all of the sessions.


Midwest Invasive Species Information Network Training

The invasive species education modules will help you become more comfortable with identifying these species in the field. Each module includes a short ten question quiz at the end to help you assess your newly acquired knowledge. Completing a module should only take about 15 minutes.


Ohio State University Bee Lab

The Bee Lab at Ohio State University frequently hosts webinar series on bees and other pollinators.  All events are free and recordings of past events can be found on their website.


Monarch Essentials

Monarch Essentials is a series of comprehensive online courses organized by Monarch Joint Venture which cover various topics including monarch biology, migration, threats, plant and insect ecology, research and conservation, community science opportunities, and how to establish pollinator habitat. Learn more by visiting the Monarch Joint Venture website.



Lunch With a Scientist Recordings

If you missed the Lunch With a Scientist you can catch them here.

Lunch With A Scientist Recordings


Minnesota Department of Agriculture "Southeast Minnesota Groundwater Resources"


How groundwater moves in southeast Minnesota [Part 1] - Video

How Contaminants (Like Nitrate) Move in Southeast Minnesota [Part 2] - Video


Insect Webinars - Xerces Society

Xerces has some nice webinars and videos on their YouTube channel You might find several of them interesting and informative.

Click to watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAiPLPJuySOgn6CbjkOxqLQ


Through the Eye of Your Camera

The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska's "Nature Unities Us Online Learning Series" featuring Director of Science Chris Helzer.

Click the link to watch on YouTube. â€‹https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pYOPZFDWEk&feature=youtu.be


A Whitewater World - History of the Whitewater River Valley and Whitewater State Park

A live theater performance held at the park in the summer of 2019. It gives a great overview of the history of settlement in the blufflands region and how the relationship between humans and the landscape changed over time from the Dakota and earlier people who lived there to the settlers and later farmers and families of the area.  It is a great resource! 

Click on the link and scroll down to the video. https://friendsofwhitewater.weebly.com/


Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative Webinars

The Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative and University of Minnesota Extension announce monthly presentations for natural resource managers, landowners and educators.  

View recordings of the 2020 and 2021 webinars for free on the SFEC website.  


National Conservation Training Center Webinars

If you are looking for on line advanced trainings, here is a great resource.  Please choose topics that are relevant to Minnesota.



Monarch Conservation Webinar Series 

The MJV is partnering with the USFWS to develop and host a series of webinars on monarch biology, monitoring, and conservation. 



CoCoRaHS weather watcher trainings:

Become a weather watcher! You can take the trainings on line and order your own equipment to get started!



Future Learn On Line Trainings:

These on line courses, are from institutions of higher learning all around the globe, and cover topics related to the Environment and Biology in this area.