Stay Connected

Master Naturalists are extraordinary people. They are educators, stewards, and citizen scientists who share their time, passion, knowledge and skills with environmental organizations across the state.

When you join our community, you’ll discover ways to connect with other Master Naturalists, instructors, and stakeholders by collaborating on volunteer projects and participating in advanced training opportunities. Many participants make personal connections during the trainings that lead to long-lasting friendships. Connect with us today!

Conference (Summit)
The Master Naturalist program organizes a statewide conference every two years called the Wisconsin Summit for Natural Resources Volunteers. The Summit is open to anyone and provides opportunities to learn, network, and support volunteer efforts across the state. Past Summits have attracted over 200 participants and included more than 50 presentations and workshops. The Summit also has time available to network with a celebratory volunteer recognition dinner and silent auction.

2024 Summit: co-hosted with the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin Dells

2022 Summit: co-hosted with Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha County

2018 Summit: co-hosted with the Wisconsin Citizen-based Monitoring Network in Eau Claire

Master Naturalist Portal
Master Naturalists receive personal access to the Master Naturalist Portal, which allows volunteers to track their hours, access additional learning resources, and view upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Alliance of Natural Resource Outreach and Service Programs
The Wisconsin Master Naturalist program benefits through collaboration with other master naturalist programs as a member of the Alliance of Natural Resource Outreach and Service Programs (ANROSP), a national network of natural resource education and service programs that provides leadership, information, and resources to support the establishment and expansion of its member programs.

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The Wisconsin Master Naturalist program was named 2019 Outstanding Program of the Year at the annual ANROSP conference.

Photo Credit © WMN

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In 2018, the Wisconsin Master Naturalist program received the ANROSP Outstanding Team Award.

Photo Credit © WMN