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Alabama Master Naturalist

Upcoming Training

The Alabama Master Naturalist Program is a statewide program whose goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world among Alabama’s citizens and visitors. In addition, the AMN program strives to develop a statewide corps of well-informed volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.

To become fully trained, a participant is required to complete 40-hours of basic training (see the list of the sessions below). It is preferred that participants sign-up for the entire 40-hours but participants are given the option of signing up for individual classes if it better meets their schedule. They will not be considered as having completed their training until they have attended all 8 sessions. Each session will begin at 9 am and go until around 4 pm each day.

Cost: If you register for all eight sessions, the price is $200.00 If you choose to register for only some of the classes, the price is $30.00 per session.

East Central Region of Alabama Training

The Alabama Master Naturalist Program is offering another training in the East Central Region of Alabama starting in October, 2017 and ending in March, 2018. The location for the first meeting will be at Wind Creek State Park near Alexander City. We are still working on the locations for the other sessions as we want to make sure we use locations that are complimentary to the sessions' topics. For more information, please contact Shane Harris (256-596-1363) or Doyle Keasal at (334-750-6735).

  • Oct. 5: Intro. to AMN, Taxonomy, Plants (Wind Creek State Park near Alexander City)
  • Oct. 26: Alabama's Freshwater Ecosystems & Living Streams
  • Nov. 9: Alabama's Arthropods
  • Dec. 7: Alabama's Birds & Mammals
  • Jan. 11: Alabama's Amphibians & Reptiles
  • Feb. 8: Alabama's Cultural Landscape
  • Feb. 22: Geology, Soils and Weather
  • March 8: Alabama's Forests & Ecosystems

East Central Region Registration Form (pdf)


Wiregrass Region of Alabama Training

The Alabama Master Naturalist Program is offering its first training in the Wiregrass Region of Alabama starting in October, 2017 and ending in March, 2018. We are still working on the locations for each of the sessions as we want to make sure we use locations within the Wiregrass Region that are complimentary to the session topics. For more information, please contact Bence Carter (334-389-4055) or Doyle Keasal at (334-750-6735).

  • Oct. 17: Introduction to AMN, Taxonomy, Plant Botany (Landmark Park - Dothan, AL)
  • Nov. 1: Alabama's Arthropods
  • Nov. 14: Alabama's Freshwater Ecosystems & Wetlands
  • Dec. 5: Alabama's Forest Lands
  • Jan. 16: Alabama's Birds and Mammals
  • Feb. 13: Alabama's Geology, Soils & Weather
  • Feb. 27: Alabama’s Cultural Landscape
  • Mar. 13: Alabama's Amphibians & Reptiles

Wiregrass Region Registration Form (pdf)