Contact Us

Margaret Larson
County Extension Director
University of Illinois Extension
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-4125
FAX: 815-232-9006

Alex Burbach
Program Coordinator - Jo Daviess County
University of Illinois Extension
204 Vine, PO Box 600
Elizabeth, IL 61028
Phone: 815-858-2273
FAX: 815-858-2274

Jo Daviess Master Naturalists

Jo Daviess Master Naturalists

Master Naturalist Program Fee

The Northwest Illinois Master Naturalist course fee is $250.

This fee covers:

  • 48-hour general ecology course that combines both classroom and field learning (must attend min. of 40 hours to graduate)
  • 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

After an application is received and accepted, you will be notified of your payment options.