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Foothills Chapter (FAMN)

How to make a footbridge

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Big Creek WMA

Bell Slough WMA

Cove Creek Natural Area

FAMN - Big Creek WMA
FAMN - Bell Slough WMA
FAMN - Cove Creek Natural Area

Stream Team

Project Wingspan

FAMN - Stream Team
FAMN - Project Wingspan
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Naturalist in Training

In order to become a Naturalist, you must complete the training. We kick off the   “Naturalists in Training”  with a New Year’s Day Hike. This event will be held at Woolly Hollow State Park.

Actual classes begin in January, and conclude with graduation in June. The application form and class schedule are available here:

2022 FAMN Naturalist in Training Application

2022 NiT Class Schedule - Final                            

New members have a lot of fun learning about everything from rocks to plants and animals found in the Ozarks. Experts teach classes in eco-regions, geology, astronomy, mammals, interpretation, entomology, herpetology, ornithology and botany. Field work helps develop practical skills like stream monitoring and trail maintenance. Students receive their own guidebooks in many fields.

But there are no exams. We learn by listening, observing and doing. We also schedule special advanced training classes in various topics for all members throughout the year.