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Nebraska Master Naturalist Program Board of Directors

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Claire Bostelman


Originally from Omaha, and now living in central Nebraska, I obtained my master naturalist certification in 2015 in Denton at the Spring Creek Nature Preserve.

I like to think that my story is one that fits an audience the Naturalists are trying to engage; people whose careers are unaffiliated with conservancy, but engage them so deeply that their lives are altered because of it. While my knowledge of scientific information is limited (but continually expanding!), I offer a set of skills including marketing expertise, relationship building, and enthusiasm.

My interests specifically within the Master Naturalist realm focus in on citizen science and resource management. More often than not, my volunteer hours are earned through work in the fields at The Nature Conservancy in Wood River, but I've also recently helped at the Nebraska State Fair, with controlled burns outside of Lincoln, and through monitoring prairies outside of Hastings. I’d love to continue building the partnerships with other organizations that are doing outstanding work in the states, and help them find volunteers to execute their objectives.

I am so excited to serve on the Board for the Nebraska Master Naturalists, and continue to grow the impact of volunteers in the state!

Our Impact to Date Since 2010

  • Trained Master Naturalists

    550

  • Volunteer Hours

    99,936

  • Volunteer Projects

    8,500

  • Impact Value

    2,852,173

  • Pioneers Park
    Pioneers Park
  • CPBS
    CPBS
  • Nebraska Wildlife Rehab
    Nebraska Wildlife Rehab
  • Wildcat Hills Nature Center
    Wildcat Hills Nature Center
  • Prairie Plains Resource Institue
    Prairie Plains Resource Institue
  • PMRNRD
    PMRNRD
  • Bird Conservancy of The Rockies
    Bird Conservancy of The Rockies
  • UN State Museum
    UN State Museum
  • Hastings Museum
    Hastings Museum
  • Riverside Discovery Center
    Riverside Discovery Center
  • Prairie Loft
    Prairie Loft
  • Nebraska Wildlife Federation
    Nebraska Wildlife Federation
  • Glacier Creek Prairie Preserve
    Glacier Creek Prairie Preserve
  • Nebraska Invasive Species Program
    Nebraska Invasive Species Program
  • Audubon Society of Omaha
    Audubon Society of Omaha
  • Edgerton Explorit Center.
    Edgerton Explorit Center.
  • Claire M Hubbard Foundation
    Claire M Hubbard Foundation
  • Central Nebraska Public Power & Irrigation District
    Central Nebraska Public Power & Irrigation District
  • Hugo A. and Thelma Aspegren Foundation
    Hugo A. and Thelma Aspegren Foundation
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