Michigan Master Naturalist
The outdoor sessions will be led on foot in a wide variety of locations including well known (or somewhat secretive) parks, native preserves and bogs throughout the local training area. Some locations may have steep or rough terrain.
Sessions are slated to run one Saturday a month through three of Michigan's seasons of Spring - Fall
- May 15 - Geology, Soils, and Climate
- June 12 - Insects and Pollinators
- July 10 - Herpetology: Amphibians and Reptiles
- August 14- Aquatic Ecology: Wetlands, Rivers, and Inland Lakes
- September 11 - Interpreting Ornithology
- October 9 - Land Plants: Forests and Uplands
Please download the flier below for a table monthly times and dates
What to Expect
For outdoor experiences, students should wear plan to wear appropriate clothing such as closed toed shoes or hiking boots, hat, long pants, etc.
If a participant misses more than one session, then he or she may not become a certified Michigan Master Naturalist.
In the event of illness or other life changing event, please contact your coordinator for completion options.
Cancellations received within 14 days of class will incur a $100 cancellation fee.
Cancellations received on week prior to the start of class will not be refunded.
Note: Registration will close when the class is full.
Maximum class size is 30 participants.
When the class closes you will be invited to register to a waiting list for the next class.
Registration for MSU Extension Michigan Master Naturalist West Central Region is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2021.
There are no openings available.
Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.