About Us

Welcome to MMNP

The Maine Master Naturalist Program (MMNP) offers an opportunity to “get up close and personal” with the natural resources of our great State. Participants engage in 100 hours of in-depth training as they learn about Maine’s ecosystems, plants, animals, conservation biology, and so much more.

Students have the opportunity to:

  • Examine the natural resources of Maine alongside scientists, faculty, and other professionals
  • Connect with others who share a passion for nature
  • Volunteer time and expertise by becoming a naturalist volunteer

Our Vision

We envision a network of Master Naturalist Volunteers who inspire the public to cherish Maine’s natural resources.

Our Mission

Our mission is to train citizen-naturalist volunteers.

Application Information:

Please read Frequently Asked Questions, which provides more details about course criteria and other important information.

MMNP is open to any Maine resident age 18 and older. Visit the Course Overview page to learn more about registering for an upcoming program.

MMNP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies on volunteers to teach our courses and to mentor participants.