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Nebraska Master Naturalist Program Board of Directors

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Dawn Bryant

Dawn Bryant

My name is Dawn E. Bryant. I took my Nebraska Master Naturalist training at the Niobrara Valley Nature Preserve in June of 2018. I live on the western side of the state, in Thedford, NE. I have been in love with the outdoors and conservation all of my life and I should have fulfilled my childhood dream of being a botanist or a forest Ranger. Life took me in other directions and I ended up as a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer for 30+ years and have spent the last 16 years raising my children. I spent part of that time as a landscape photographer/artist. I was also an EMT for 21 years and I have been a volunteer firefighter for 23 years, with most of those years spent fighting wildfires. I am currently the assistant librarian with the Thomas County Library and I work to introduce our students and patrons to books that will teach them more about the outdoors as well as conservation.

Our Impact to Date Since 2010

  • Trained Master Naturalists


  • Volunteer Hours


  • Volunteer Projects


  • Impact Value


  • Pioneers Park
    Pioneers Park
  • CPBS
  • Nebraska Wildlife Rehab
    Nebraska Wildlife Rehab
  • Wildcat Hills Nature Center
    Wildcat Hills Nature Center
  • Prairie Plains Resource Institue
    Prairie Plains Resource Institue
  • 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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