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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 $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 seven 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.

Arkansas Master Naturalist Chapter Map

Each chapter presents their own series of classes.  Click on the links below for each chapter's schedule and mailing address. Their page will have a link that takes you to either an online application or a pdf you can download.


Orange - Central Arkansas Master Naturalists (CAMN), based in Little Rock

Deep Blue - Diamond Lakes Arkansas Master Naturalists (DLAMN), based in Hot Springs

Sky Blue - Foothills Arkansas Master Naturalists (FAMN), based in

Yellow - North Central Arkansas Master Naturalists (NCAMN), based in

Forest Green - Northeast Arkansas Master Naturalists (NEAMN), based in

Gray Blue - Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists (NWAMN),Join NWAMN

Spring Green - Western Arkansas Master Naturalists (WAMN), based in Fort Smith  Join WAMN


We look forward to welcoming you to Arkansas Master Naturalists!