Master Naturalist Ranger Training, Long Island, New York
Train to be a certified Master Naturalist Ranger for Long Island and surrounds. Parks need more eyes and ears for the protection, conservation, and advocacy for public access and natural resource stewardship. Improve the quality of your experience in outdoors. Learn more about how to find parks in your area. Learn more about plants and wildlife. Our program is flexible and rewarding. We have extensive experience to share with you.
OR BY MAIL: Make check payable to Quality Parks, and mail to: Quality Parks P.O. Box 143, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-0143
Upon registration, we'll contact you to get started. There's NO REFUND policy, so please contact us with your questions to ensure this program is right for you. Need a Scholarship? Please fill out Financial Aid form.
Let us know if you're interested in receiving NYSED CTLE credits upon graduation.
Master Naturalist Ranger Handbook
To be certified as a "Master Naturalist", complete following nine modules (You make complete any of the 1-6 "core modules" and you attain "Volunteer Status," if you complete the Orientation and any 3 or the "core" modules you attain are considered "Naturalist Guide."):
- Orientation Module
- 1 - Long Island Explorer Core Module
- 2- LI Geology & Plant Communities Core Module
- 3 - Freshwater Wetlands & Conservation Core Module
- 4 - Trails, Greenways, & Sustainability Core Module
- 5 - Wildlife of Long Island Core Module
- 6 - Marine Ecology Core Module
- Relevant Service Module
- Graduation Module
I’m really grateful that I committed to this. I’ve learned a tremendous amount about Long Island and hope to continue learning more as I go. Thank you! - Linda Lombardo, Master Naturalist
Participating in the Master Naturalist program and these subsequent research assignments has been a great assistance in helping me to connect with other naturalists living in New York City! - Carey Russell, Master Naturalist
Favorite, memorable days in my life include field trip naturalist training activities with Quality Parks. - Lori Blakeney, Master Naturalist
- The best part of this program was the personal learning approach each Instructor conveyed. The hike and events were fun, with each person contributing, which added to my learning and skills. I enjoyed every part of the program and look forward to more. - Peter Wimett, Jr., Master Naturalist
The course work is vigorous and thorough because we want to get people involved in a wide variety of projects and issues. A lot of people want to DO something to help save what’s left of the nature on Long Island but they don’t know how to get involved. This course answers that need. - Eric Powers, Your Connection to Nature
- It gets people outdoors to experience and learn about our beautiful environment, so they will want to protect it. - Jane Fasullo, Long Island Sierra Club
- Today was the tenth anniversary and tenth release of quail at Caleb Smith State Park. Although I live less than 5 or 6 miles from the park, this was the first time I knew about the program. Congratulations Quality Parks Master Naturalist Program, you have made me a believer! - Chris Duffner, Friends of Caleb Smith State Park