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Nebraska Master Naturalist is a statewide volunteer conservation program.  Our program recruits, trains, manages, and provides resources for our volunteer naturalist members.

We use four strategies to meet Nebraska’s conservation needs, Habit Stewardship, Community Science, Environmental Education & Interpretation, and Outdoor Recreation & Skills. 

This free webinar series will host a variety of presenters and subject matter within these four conservation strategies. Master Naturalist Mondays is a space to connect us to our conservation motivations and inspirations, and our naturalist community across the state of Nebraska. 

For questions regarding this free virtual series contact Jamie Bachmann, jamie.bachmann@nebraska.gov

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Monthly on Mondays 12:30pm-1:30pm CST

All webinars will be recorded and found HERE.

 


January 22nd, 2024 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (CST) Register HERE

New Beginnings

Description: Let's start off 2024 with a program update and meet & greet with your new state coordinator. 

Presenter: Jamie Bachmann, Nebraska Master Naturalist Program, State Coordinator


February 26th, 2024 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (CST) Register HERE

Remembering Our Nature: Rebuilding Connections to Heal the Land

As naturalists and conservationists, we regularly form connections with the land and the creatures who live there. Unfortunately, too many humans have lost those relationships - with dire consequences for our own well-being and that of our planet. How can we, as educators, think about healing these broken connections? In this talk, we will explore what’s possible when we, and those we serve, come home to ourselves in nature. To prepare, please bring a natural item (e.g., leaf, pinecone, feather, houseplant).

Presenter: Melissa Breazile, Founder and Guide- Wild Tree Collaborative, LLC

Presenter Bio: Melissa Breazile is the founder of Wild Tree Collaborative, where she facilitates nature-based experiences to help adults and youth find connection with themselves and with nature. Based in Omaha, NE, Melissa is a Kripalu Certified Mindful Outdoor Guide and a Nebraska Master Naturalist, with a background in nonprofit communications and public policy work. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, trying new food, and saying hi to all the trees.

https://www.facebook.com/wildtreecollab


March 25th, 2024 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (CST) Register HERE  

Unlawning Suburbia

A crash course in why and how to convert from lawn to designed meadow gardens, including plant research, installation, and management.

Presenter: Benjamin Vogt, Design & Author- Monarch Gardens LLC

Presenter Bio: Benjamin Vogt is owner of the design firm Monarch Gardens and author of two books: A New Garden Ethic and Prairie Up. His work has appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Dwell, Fine Gardening, Horticulture, Midwest Living, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. 

Milk the Weed -- https://www.facebook.com/MonarchGardensLLC


 

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Our Impact to Date Since 2010

  • Trained Master Naturalists

    685

  • Volunteer Hours

    109,473

  • Volunteer Projects

    9,000

  • Impact Value

    $3481241

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