a NY Master Naturalist program, on Long Island, available online
The original Long Island Master Naturalist program moved upstate to become the NY Naturalist program. Encouraged to continue a Long Island based program, we're offering this program alternative.
Gain hands on experience in public lands conservation and management. Develop leadership skills, while also broadening your exposure to local conservation networks of people and issues.
Learn via field training, meaningful homework, and relevant service. Built-in flexibility enables customization.
NEED Scholarship? Please fill out Financial Aid form.
OR BY MAIL: Make Check to Quality Parks; mail to: Quality Parks - P.O. Box 143, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-0143.
Upon registration, we will contact you for a one hour Orientation, but please review and email the Orientation Meaningful Homework to us before you schedule your one on one time with us. For more information about Orientation, follow this link.
Networking and NYSED CTLE Professional Development Credits upon graduation.
Beehive Patchworks: alterations, custom sewing patchwork and quilted items
Online Materials, collectively known as the Master Naturalist Handbook
Many instructors have contributed their knowledge to these online materials, collectively known as the Master Naturalist Handbook. The Handbook is adaptive to reflect changes in environmental issues and concerns for Long Island, and thus updated with on a regular basis. In addition, online materials pull from other sources, referencing additional information that compliments the expertise of the instructor.
Students complete nine modules including meaningful homework. There is extensive materials available:
Contact us with your questions.
Favorite, memorable days in my life include field trip naturalist training activities with Quality Parks. - Lori Blakeney, Quality Parks 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., Quality Parks 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