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Mary Nelson
Program Coordinator, Ag and Natural Resources - Whiteside County
University of Illinois Extension
12923 Lawrence Road
Sterling, IL 61081
Phone: 815-632-3611
FAX: 815-716-8922
mnelsn25@illinois.edu

Master Naturalist

Master Naturalist

Master Naturalist Program Fee

The Master Naturalist course costs $225.

This fee covers:

  • 40+ hour general ecology course that combines both classroom and field learning (must attend 40 hours to graduate)
  • Master Naturalist program manual with 20 color chapters
  • One-on-one assistance in finding a volunteer position that fits your personal interests, abilities and time restraints for as long as you remain a Certified Master Naturalist
  • Continuing-education events and opportunities