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, our relationship with the natural world, and to promote natural resource volunteer service. Participants will also learn about interpretation and teaching others about our environment.

The program includes classroom instruction and/or field instruction, along with a 24-hour requirement for volunteering with a natural resources management organization.

The registration fee includes instruction, educational materials, supplemental field guides, and IMN accreditation materials. Registrants must be at least 18 years old.

Information on date, time and location of future classes will be posted soon.

This program is offered annually in partnership with Ball State University and Purdue Extension. Please direct questions about the program to: Erica Forstater, or Laurynn Thieme,