Be Recognized


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

Outstanding Instructors

2018 – Sue Eiler and Mary Trainor, Friends of Hartman Creek State Park

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Outstanding Volunteer

2018 outstanding volunteer, Tom Lentz, seated in nature center

2018 – Tom Lentz, Kettle Moraine State Forest – Northern Unit

Photo Credit © WMN

Outstanding Volunteer Project

Stevens Point Journal June 30, 2017 screenshot of story about Jordan Nature Center

2018 – Jordan Park Nature Center, Paul Doxsee

Recognition Pins

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Each spring, 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.

Annual Pins

a gold circle with the year 2021 and the head of a badger with brown and white stripes
an illustration of a rattlesnake wrapped around a post. The post has the numbers 2020 printed on it.
award pin for 2019 with raven illustration
Annual pin for 2018 with a catfish illustration
Annual pin for 2017 with fall colored leaves illustration
Annual pin for 2016 with a dragonfly illustration
Annual pin for 2015 with a salamander illustration
annual service pin 2014 with otter illustration
annual service pin 2013 with turtle illustration

Milestone Pins

100 hours of service pin
500 hours of service pin
1000 hours of service pin
2500 hours of service pin
5000 hours of service pin
10000 hours of service pin
25000 hours of service pin