Become An Indiana Master Naturalist!

Interested and intrigued by nature and the environment?

Want to learn more and share this information with others?

The Indiana Master Naturalist Program is an educational/volunteer program developed by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Purdue Extension to provide citizens with hands-on opportunities to learn about our Hoosier natural features and resources. The purpose of the program is to:

  • Bring together natural resource specialists with adult learners to foster an understanding of Indiana‚Äôs plants, water, soils, and wildlife, and promote volunteer service in local communities.

  • Provide an educational opportunity for course participants (18 years and older) to establish a short or long-term partnership with an agency or local organization involved in natural resource management by volunteering as a part of the course.

In Allen County, Indiana, this program is sponsored by Fox Island Alliance and is held in the winter months each year.

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There is also a Junior Master Naturalist course held during the summer for students ages 9-12.

Other programs

Many more programs at Fox Island and Metea Park are listed on the Allen County Parks site.