Who are we?

The Springfield Plateau Chapter of the Missouri Master Naturalists formed in the Spring of 2006 with 28 graduating members. To date, more than 80 volunteers have graduated the program.

Master Naturalists are available as volunteers for a variety of environmental/conservation projects. Knowledgeable volunteers perform hands-on projects such as trail building, bird counts, stream monitoring and testing, native and threatened plant counts and rescues, as well as presentations and outdoor workshops on nature-related topics. Educational and hands-on assistance is available to all age and grade levels.

The Missouri Master Naturalists program is a training/service program co-sponsored by the University of Missouri Extension and The Missouri Department of Conservation. Master Naturalists complete forty hours of community service and eight hours of advanced training each year to remain certified in the program.

For more information about the Springfield Plateau Missouri Master Naturalists Program, you can visit our website as well as the Missouri Master Naturalist web site.