The Missouri Master Naturalist Program is a volunteer service organization dedicated to conservation and education of Missouri’s natural resources. A naturalist may serve volunteer hours helping out at any of the 17 partner organizations in the Kansas City area such as Burroughs Audubon Society.
To become a Master Naturalist, after application, about 3 months of weekly training sessions prepare you with knowledge of Missouri ecology. Each member is required to serve 40 hours of volunteer service and attend 8 hours of advanced training annually to remain certified. Monthly meetings offer inspiring educational programs and enjoyable social opportunities with others who share your passion for nature.
To start the application process, contact Stacey Davis at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center; (816) 759-7300; [email protected]. The Orientation Meeting is June 5, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center, 4750 Troost, Kansas City, Mo.