To become a certified Oregon Master Naturalist complete:
Coursework: An online course. And an in-person ecoregion field course.
Volunteer hours: 40 hours of volunteering for a natural resources oriented group or project.
Maintaining your certification
To keep up your Oregon Master Naturalist Program certification, complete:
8 hours of continuing education per year
40 hours of volunteering per year
There are many opportunities for continuing education, including natural history, scientific, and educational seminars, classes, conferences, and field trips in Oregon. And additional Ecoregion field courses. For example:
Wildflower or bird hike focused on identification led by an expert
Training through OSU Extension: Oregon Bee Atlas, Tree School, Oregon Season Tracker, Land Stewards, and other Master volunteer programs
Evening lectures: Science on tap, science pubs, and watershed council meetings or presentations
Training needed for volunteering: Some volunteering requires training in a technique or process.
You can continue volunteering for the same group or try something new. It’s up to you!
Please report all your hours, the first 40, and ongoing volunteer hours. Reporting your volunteer hours will help us show how we are making a difference. Thank you!
Together we make a difference
Did you know volunteers in Oregon provide an average of 46 hours of service annually? To learn more about people volunteering in the US, visit Volunteering in America.