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How to join Arkansas Master Naturalists

Some chapters now accepting applications.  Please check the chapter pages below for more information.


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.

Each chapter presents their own series of classes.  Click on the links below for each chapter's schedule and mailing address. You can use this link for an online application and choose the chapter you wish to apply to during the process.

 Application to Join an AMN Chapter

Counties with a texture are not yet affiliated with a chapter. Residents of those counties are encouraged to join the closest chapter to their location.

Join CAMN - Central Arkansas Master Naturalists

Join DLAMN - Diamond Lakes Arkansas Master Naturalists

Join FAMN - Foothills Arkansas Master Naturalists

Join NCAMN - North Central Arkansas Master Naturalists

Join NEAMN - Northeast Arkansas Master Naturalists

Join NWAMN - Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists
Northwest is no longer accepting applicants for 2021. 

Join SEAMN - Southeast Arkansas Master Naturalists 


We look forward to welcoming you to Arkansas Master Naturalists!