Master Naturalists Certification Program, based on Long Island
Build Awareness of Climate Change, Land & Marine Conservation, Water Quality, Wildlife, Mindfulness & Advocacy
The Master Naturalist Certification program is a well-rounded introduction to the Long Island natural environment, connecting you with local experts in this train-the-trainer program. We encourage you to expand your knowledge by becoming familiar with a broad range of topics, and at the same time encourage you to refine your interests. All skill levels are welcome.
- Discover yourself and the real Long Island by becoming a keen observer, inspired by the natural world that surrounds you
- Gain hands on experience in public lands conservation and management for recreational, aesthetic and preservation purposes
- Expand your awareness of natural systems and climate change
- Practice leadership skills. School teachers can receive 32 CTLE credits, as Quality Parks is a certified provider
We've captured the essence of what it means to be a naturalist in a three part program, based on six core modules.
Six Core Modules
Improve your training experience, as you work your way through relevant service, meaningful homework, and the field training day - intensive, by referring to these core modules.
Part I - Registration & Orientation
- Registration is $360 and is nonrefundable. We use this fee to cover program management and instructor fees. Some financial aid, may be possible. Do contact us with your interest, and we'll send you a financial form request to complete.
- Orientation - Review Field Safety Suggestions, and complete the Orientation Form
Part II - Relevant Service & Meaningful Homework
Relevant Service is based on individual interest and is Long Island based, though exceptions can be requested. Relevant Service enables personal program customization.
Note: Upon Registration, any Community Service hours will be automatically converted to Relevant Service until you complete 24 hours. We do expect quality responses to the forms submitted.
Part III - November 6, 2021 - Saturday
Field Training Day - Intensive - To run this event, we need a minimum of 8-10 registered students.
- Prior completion of Parts I & 2
- Pack essential gear, bring liquids, snacks, tick bite prevention, nature journal
- Review Core Modules which will help you during the field training day.
- At the end of the day, we’ll do an after action review by forming a circle and asking for program feedback from each of us. Graduation Certificates will then be presented.
Master Naturalist Graduates
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Last Updated: 09/14/2021
Upcoming Training Field Day - Intensive is November 6, 2021. Learners need to complete 20 hours of relevant service prior to this date