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Sarah Ruth
Program Coordinator, Horticulture and Natural Resources
University of Illinois Extension
901 Illinois Avenue
PO Box 117
Waterloo, IL 62298
Phone: 618-939-3434
FAX: 618-939-7708

Master Naturalists

Master Naturalists

How to Get Involved

To become a Master Naturalist, you should have a strong desire to learn more about nature and a willingness to promote natural resource education.  The program provides an opportunity to learn, work, and share experiences with like-minded individuals.  Previous natural resource experience and a college degree are not required.

Training is held September through November on Wednesdays of each week from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at various locations between the Unit.  There are also two Saturday field trips in September.

Please contact Sarah Ruth for additional information at or 618-939-3434.