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University of Illinois Extension serving Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties

Main Office (Marion County)
1404 E Main
Rt 50 East
Salem, IL 62881
Phone: 618-548-1446
FAX: 618-548-9891

Branch Office (Bond County)
925 E. Harris
Greenville, IL 62246
Phone: 618-664-3665
FAX: 618-664-9277
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Branch Office (Clinton County)
1163 N. Fourth Street
Breese, IL 62230
Phone: 618-526-4551
FAX: 618-526-4597
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Branch Office (Jefferson County)
4618 Broadway
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-242-0780
FAX: 618-242-0781
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm

Branch Office (Washington County)
9623 Wall Street
Nashville, IL 62263
Phone: 618-327-8881
FAX: 618-327-8882
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

News Release

Individual Master Naturalist Sessions Open for Registration

Many area residents are starting a new adventure by becoming a University of Illinois Master Naturalist this fall.  The program runs on Fridays for ten weeks which begins on September 8th.  Enrolling in this program is a commitment not everyone is able to make. Illinois Extension is committed to make this programing available to whoever wants to participate.

If you are unable to take the full ten week course you may want to consider enrolling in a few of the sessions. Any adult (18 years or older) who loves the outdoors, has a concern for the local environment and wants to provide education and service to help your local community will benefit from this program. You do not need to have a college degree or years of experience.  You need to have a sincere desire to learn and share information about nature to the community. Classes will be held at various locations.  Please call for specific class information.


  Available Sessions include:

9/8 –Mammals and AG and Urban Wildlife

9/15- Entomology and Natural World

9/22-Soils and Natural Divisions

9/29- Illinois Prairies

10/6-Illinois Forests

10/12- Ornithology

10/20- Rivers and Streams

10/27 Environmental Ethics

11/3- Art of Interpretation

There is a small fee for each session.  Please call Gail DeVilbiss at 618-526-4551 for more information or to register.  Students who register 1-week prior to a session will receive a printed course manual.

If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this program please call 618-526-4551.

Local Contact: Gail DeVilbiss, Program Coordinator, Agriculture and Natural Resources,