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NEBRASKA MASTER NATURALIST APPLICATION

If you have any questions or wish to obtain more information, please contact Matt Jones naturalist@unl.edu or (402) 937-8601.

2019 Trainings Dates and Locations

Omaha Area Core Training

April 26th-27th& May 3rd-4th

Glacier Creek Preserve & Heron Haven Omaha, NE

Registration $150


*Training Full, Waiting List is Available*  Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve Complete Training

Johnstown, NE

June 2nd-8th

Registration $400


Cedar Point Biological Station Complete Training

Ogallala, NE

July 7th-13th

Registration $400


Tri-Cities Area Core Training

Crane Trust Nature and Visitor Center Woodriver, NE

September 6th-7th & 13th-14th

Registration $150

Application Process

Step 1. Complete the application below.

Step 2. After you complete the application, we will contact you to set up a follow-up interview.

Step 3. After the interview you will be directed to complete a liability release and background check.

Course fee: Payment fees are listed with training descriptions on our Events Calendar and can be made in the Master Naturalist Store.


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  • Nebraska Master Naturalist Program Agreement - Click to Read

    NEBRASKA MASTER NATURALIST PROGRAM AGREEMENT

    *I understand that in order to be accepted into the Nebraska Master Naturalist training, I must participate in an introductory interview, pay a registration fee, and complete a successful background check.

    I understand that, to officially certify as a Nebraska Master Naturalist, I must first complete 24 hours of Core (Tier 1) Training.  This initial instruction prepares me to begin volunteering as a “Naturalist-in-Training.”  Within one calendar year from your initial training, I must complete 20 hours of volunteer service and an additional 36 hours of Core Plus (Tier 2) Training.  My certification is complete and valid for 12 months, once I have fulfilled these requirements.

    To maintain my certification, each year I am expected to complete a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer service, to complete at least 8 hours of continuing education, and to  pay an annual membership fee.

    I further understand that I will receive no financial compensation or benefits for assistance related to the Nebraska Master Naturalist program in any capacity.  I agree to behave respectfully toward the program, staff, partners, and sponsoring agencies and also agree to conduct myself according to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct provided to me at the training.  If I do not meet these requirements, my certification may be revoked.

    Upon completion of training I will be welcomed into the Nebraska Master Naturalist community, and will endeavor to be an active participant in this community.

    Acceptance into the program is contingent upon a successful background check, and a successful interview.  As well as signature or UNL Liability Release Waiver for your participation as a Nebraska Master Naturalist.

    DISCLAIMER: A conviction record is not an automatic denial of admission into the Nebraska Master Naturalist program. Each case is considered individually. The UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any injury or loss of property to any person suffered while traveling with or participating in the Nebraska Master Naturalist Program and affiliated activities for any reason whatsoever, including ordinary negligence.

By checking this box, I verify that I have read, understand, and agree to the Master Naturalist Program Agreement. I accept this agreement with the Nebraska Master Naturalist Program.

Our Impact to Date Since 2010

  • Trained Master Naturalists

    450

  • Volunteer Hours

    72,500

  • Projects

    6,500

  • Impact Value

    $1789901

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