Be Recognized

Recognition Pins

Master Naturalists who have maintained their certification by completing and recording a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service and 8 hours of advanced training will receive an annual pin as shown below. Hours accumulate each year and as Master Naturalists reach service hour milestones, they will be recognized with milestone pins.

Image of appreciation cards for Master Naturalist service milestones

Photo Credit © WMN

Annual Pins

Blue butterfly with the year 2023 in black text below it
recognition pin for 2022 featuring artwork of a spring peeper

Milestone Pins

National Awards

A man and a woman stand smiling in the woods. The woman is holding a wood plaque award.
Greg Burns, Master Naturalist, and Becky Sapper, Master Naturalist Director, celebrate national recognition for Greg’s citizen science study, the Ephemeral Pond Salamander Research Project.

Statewide Awards

We are pleased to recognize Master Naturalists with pins and awards as well-deserved thanks for their dedication to Wisconsin’s natural world.

Outstanding Instructor

2022 – Paul Noeldner, Friends of Urban Nature (FUN)

Outstanding Volunteer

2022 – Stacy Zacher

Outstanding Volunteer Project

2022 – Jim Killian, Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy natural history book
Previous Winners
  • Sue Eiler and Mary Trainor, Friends of Hartman Creek State Park, 2018 Outstanding Instructors
  • Tom Lentz, Kettle Moraine State Forest – Northern Unit, 2018 Outstanding Volunteer
  • Jordan Park Nature Center, Paul Doxsee, 2018 Outstanding Volunteer Project