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.

This 10 week program meets each Thursday from 6:30pm – 9 pm from September 17, 2020 through November 19, 2020 with two in-person and eight virtual meetings. There is an optional virtual platform orientation meeting on September 23.

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. Masks will be required for all in-person activities. Click HERE for a list of other acceptable volunteer opportunities. 

The registration fee $80 includes instruction, educational materials, a field guide and IMN accreditation materials. Registrants must be at least 18 years old. Class size is limited to 12 participants.

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


**The 2020 IMN class is full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact us.**