Contact Us

Martha A. Smith
Extension Educator, Horticulture
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
smithma@illinois.edu

Tracy Jo Mulliken
Program Coordinator, Horticulture and Agriculture
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987
tmully@illinois.edu

Master Naturalists

Master Naturalists

 WHAT IS THE MASTER NATURALIST PROGRAM?

 The Master Naturalist program is designed to educate and train a corps of volunteers to provide support in the conservation, management, and interpretation of the region’s natural resources. The Program provides science-based educational opportunities that connect people with nature and help them become engaged environmental stewards.

 The Master Naturalist program is a combination of education and service. With the help of local experts, University of Illinois Extension provides the educational support for the program, while the service is often done at one of the participating partner’s locations. Each Master Naturalist participates in at least 40 hours of  initial training. Once training is completed  Master Naturalists are involved in many different projects to complete their 60 hours of  volunteer internship.

This program is sponsored by University of Illinois Extension Unit 7

WHEN IS THE TRAINING? Next Unit training will be held fall of 2015. Please email tmully@illinois.edu to be added to list of interested parties.