Master Naturalists are trained community members who are interested in and have an attachment to our regions natural areas and resources. The program is designed to educate and train a corps of volunteers who in turn provide support to conservation partners in the form of stewardship and education. The training provides opportunities to connect people with nature and helping them become engaged environmental stewards. The cost for the Master Naturalist training is $250 and includes a comprehensive state curriculum, speakers, as well as other programmatic materials. Topics may include but are not limited to: Geology, Soils, Botany, Mammalogy, Ornithology, Herpetology, Weather and Climate, Prairies, Wetlands, Forests, Ethics, and Interpretation.