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Southeast Arkansas Master Naturalists

Welcome to the launch
of the Southeast Arkansas chapter of the Master Naturalists!

Our Mission


Our mission is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within our communities. The Southeast Arkansas region -- bordered by Stuttgart, to Pine Bluff, to Monticello -- is rich in the natural resources of farmland, timber, and the bayous of the Arkansas Delta.

2020 Brochure

Application 2020



Training is provided by the  chapter. Training is offered through speakers and hands-on training during work activities.

All training is guided by a mentor.

Over 50 hours of combined classroom and field instruction on ecological topics are presented by area experts.

To become a Master Naturalist, one must:
-- Be over 18 years of age.
-- Enroll in our annual training program for new members.
-- Pay the $30 annual membership fee, plus $70 for tuition and materials fee, prior to training.*
-- Attend a minimum of 40 hours of the training provided.

New Member Annual Training:
-- Held on Saturdays.
-- Class size is limited, spaces reserved on a first come, first serve basis.
-- Held at various area locations.

Master Naturalists perform at least 40 hours of volunteer service and complete 8 hours of advanced training within the organization’s fiscal year to become and remain certified.

What We Do


MN education

Master Naturalists support natural areas in their communities through volunteering.

Master Naturalists:

Maintain trails at state parks and other area natural areas.

-- Test water quality in streams, rivers, and lakes in Southeast Arkansas.

Volunteer as area state park interpreters and assisting with various educational programs.

-- Build and monitor nesting boxes for The Wildlife Habitat Project.

-- Coordinate citizen science projects like Frog Watch and bird counts.


Join us

If you:

-- E
njoy acquiring knowledge about the natural world.

-- Want to share that knowledge through volunteer service.

-- Want to promote education about the natural and historic resources unique to the communities we serve.

-- Want to n
etwork with other organizations who share common interests and concerns.

-- Would like to attend monthly meetings that feature guest speakers and outdoor activities.

-- Want to support local conservation efforts.

State and National Agency Partners