The Mississippi Master Naturalist Program


To develop an organization of knowledgeable volunteers to help promote conservation and management of Mississippi’s natural resources through education, outreach, and service within their communities.

Program Objectives

Who is a Master Naturalist?

  1. An adult interested in nature
  2. An adult who wants to learn more about Mississippi’s fish, wildlife, and ecosystems.
  3. A person who has passion to give back to their community

Past participants have include people from all walks of life including retired professionals, young professionals, stay-at-home parents, nature guides, hunters, nature tourism operators, farmers, and natural resource professionals.

Become a Master Naturalist

The Master Naturalist Program provides natural resource training to individuals in exchange for outreach and service educational efforts in natural resources and environmental awareness programs in your community.