Indiana Master Naturalists


Discover your wild side

The Indiana Master Naturalist (IMN) program brings together natural resource specialists and adult learners to foster an understanding of our state’s plants, water, geology, and wildlife. Participants will learn how to teach others about the natural world and share personal experiences with a variety of audiences. Topics include forestry, botany, bats, birds, geology, pollinators, interpretation and more.

This 10-week program meets weekly in the evening. Depending on COVID-19 safety measures as mandated by the Center of Disease Control, some of the classes may be in virtual format. 

Certification requires 24 hours of volunteering with a natural resources management organization. Optional volunteer opportunities with Red-tail Land Conservancy will be offered during the course. 

A registration fee includes instruction, educational materials, a field guide and IMN accreditation materials. Registrants must be at least 18 years old. Class size is limited.

This program is offered annually in partnership with Ball State University and Purdue Extension. Please direct questions to Kelley V Phillips at

**Dates, times and fee for 2021’s fall course will be posted this summer, contact us if you would like to be added to a waitlist**