Learn about natural history, ecology, and natural resource management practices. Take courses online and on-location in Oregon’s beautiful outdoors.
Are you interested in becoming a Master Naturalist?
Do you love the outdoors? Do you want to learn more about natural history and the management of Oregon's natural resources -- and volunteer your time in service for Oregon’s natural places? By becoming a Master Naturalist you:
Learn science-based information: The natural history of plants, animals, habitats, and geology. The history and processes of landscape change. And relevant topics in present-day sustainable natural resource management.
Grow your community: Meet beginner and expert naturalists in your area.
Share your love of the land: Help others learn about Oregon’s outdoors.
Make an impact: Volunteer for natural resources programs, agencies, and organizations in your community.
The OSU Extension Master Naturalist Program enhances a sense of place and increases knowledge about and connection to the natural environment for all Oregonians. The program provides transformative, science-based, experiential learning in outdoor settings, and it encourages service that protects and supports ecosystems and community wellbeing in Oregon
The Oregon Master Naturalist Program is an OSU Extension Forestry and Natural Resources program, established in 2009.