Indiana Master Naturalist Classes Offered in September

(UNDATED) – Several Master Naturalist classes are being offered around the state starting in September. Classes provide you with many hands-on opportunities to learn about Hoosier natural resources. They also provide a way for you to share that knowledge, along with your life experiences, through volunteer service

All courses offer a minimum of eight three-hour sessions focusing on Indiana’s natural resources. The specific topics for each course may vary, but in general each series include sessions related to Geology/Soils, Water, Botany, Zoology, People and Natural Resources, and a miscellaneous course.


A fee is normally charged, but the dollar amount may vary with the number of sessions, the type of speakers, and the sponsors.


The number and locations of courses vary across the state. They also depend on the time of year and the interest of local natural resources agencies in the program. For information about courses, contact the State Coordinator Jody Heaston

Schedule of classes

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Adult IMN Courses

  • Johnson County SWCD Office, Franklin
    March 14-Oct. 10, 2019 (Second Thursday of the month, 6-9 p.m.)
    Contact: Blair Beavers, or 317-736-9540 x101
  • Kosciusko County, Warsaw
    March 14-Nov. 14, 2019 (Second Thursday of month, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
    Contact: Darci Zolman, or 574-267-7445 x 5374
  • Mounds State Park, Anderson
    Apr. 6-Dec. 7, 2019 (First Saturday of month, 12:30-4 p.m.)
    Contact: Kelley Morgan, or 765-649-8128
  • Tippecanoe County Parks, West Lafayette
    Aug. 23 (6-9 p.m.), Aug. 24, Sept. 7 and 21 ( Saturday Workshops, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
    Contact: Mary Cutler, or 765-567-2993
  • Gabis Arboretum, Valparaiso, IN
    Aug. 27- Oct. 29, 2019 (Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.)
    Contact: Contact: Deb Way, or 219-989-8492. Register online. 
  • Twin Bridges Recreation Lodge, Danville
    Sept. 4-Nov. 6, 2019 (Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.)
    Contact: Beth Martin, or 317-718-6865
  • The Monon Community Center, Carmel, IN
    Sept. 5 – Oct. 24, 2019 (Thursday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.)
    Contact: Erica Foreman, or 317-843-3861
  • St. Joseph County Parks, New Carlisle
    Sept. 5–Oct. 29, 2019 (Thursday evenings, 5-8 p.m. and some Saturdays)
    Contact: Leslie Witkowski, or 574-654-3155 
  • Indiana Dunes State Park/Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve, Chesterton
    Sept. 7-Nov. 9, 2019 (Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon)
    Contact: Marie Laudeman, or 219-926-1390
  • Floyd County Extension Office, New Albany
    Sept. 16 – Oct 21, 2019 (Mondays, 6-9 p.m. and some Saturdays)
    Contact: Gina Anderson, or 812-948-5470
  • O’Bannon Woods State Park, Corydon
    Sept. 17-Oct. 15, 2019 (Tuesdays, 5:30–8:30 p.m. and some Saturdays)
    Contact: Miranda Edge, or 812-738-4236

Teen IMN Courses (ages 13-17)

  • None at this time.

Junior IMN Courses (ages 9-12 )