Boone's Lick Master Naturalists (Columbia chapter)
The Missouri Master Naturalist™ program is a community-based natural resource education and volunteer service program for adults, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the University of Missouri Extension.
The mission is to engage Missourians in the stewardship of our state's natural resources through science-based education and volunteer community service.
Missouri Master Naturalist volunteers support conservation efforts and natural resource education in their local communities.
Boone’s Lick Chapter Master Naturalist Spring Training Course to be held starting March 9, 2016
Help protect the natural resources of Boone and surrounding counties by becoming a Missouri Master Naturalist. The Missouri Master Naturalist program is a community-based, adult natural resource education and volunteer program designed to engage Missourians in the stewardship of our state’s natural resources.
Registration has begun for the Boone’s Lick Chapter Master Naturalist certification training course. An orientation session will be held February 10 from 6:30 -8 p.m. at the MU Family Impact Center at 105 E. Ash Street, Columbia, MO. Closing date for registration is February 17 and class size is limited.
Training sessions will be held at the MU Family Impact Center, Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. beginning March 9 and ending May 18. Three Saturday field trips are included. The 50-hour course will teach you about Missouri’s natural resource ecology and management. After graduation, participants are asked to provide 40 hours of volunteer service on land management, citizen science, education, and other conservation related projects in the local community and participate in eight hours of advanced training opportunities.
The enrollment fee is $95 and includes materials. The following application packet can be downloaded to enroll in the course: PDF
For more information on the class, contact Kent Shannon at 573-445-9792 or email@example.com
The Missouri Master Naturalist program is co-sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation and University of Missouri Extension.
For current chapter members
Newsletters and minutes
Email Contact for Chapter Leadership
2010 Annual Report (PDF)
Chapter calendar — Includes upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and advanced training opportunities
Volunteer opportunities and Committee members
Advanced Training Approval/Report form
Chapter By-laws (PDF)
Chapter Member Manual (PDF) — Updated Dec. 31, 2011
Info on reporting volunteer hours
Reporting Service and Training Hours — How to and What Counts (PDF)
Reminder of Certification Requirements (PDF)
2016 Volunteer Timesheet (XLS) | PDF
Instructions for Completing the Timesheet (PDF)