How to join Arkansas Master Naturalists
Do you love nature? Do you want to share that love of nature with others? Do you want to work with others to keep the Natural State natural? Then Arkansas Master Naturalists is the place for you.
You'll start out as a Naturalist In Training. After attending at least 40 hours of classroom and hands-on training your first year, you'll graduate to Master Naturalist. Going forward, you'll be a Certified Master Naturalist every year that you attend at least 8 hours of advanced training and put in 40 hours of volunteer work.
Dues for the first year are $165, which covers the up to $135 Naturalist In Training fee and your first year's dues. After that, yearly dues are $30. Dues can be paid on-line or with a check to your chapter's treasurer.
The Arkansas Master Naturalists have eight chapters around the state. Look at the map and decide which one is most convenient for you. It's probably the chapter closest to you, but another one may fit your schedule better. And there's nothing to say you can't participate in events from several chapters.