MMNP was founded in 2011 and the first class graduated in Wiscasset in 2012. The program was begun around a kitchen table by Fred Cichocki, Cloe Chunn, Susan Hayward, and Dorcas Miller. The YouTube video below explores the founders’ vision five years into the program.
MMNP envisions a statewide network of Master Naturalists who educate and inspire the public to understand, value, and protect Maine’s natural world.
MMNP’s mission is to train volunteer naturalists who will enrich nature education in Maine.
MMNP is an all-volunteer program. With no paid staff, the board of directors runs the day-to-day operations of the program and does the long-term planning.
Augusta 2015 - President
Wiscasset 2012 - Treasurer
Fields Pond 2017
Falmouth 2014 - Secretary
Augusta 2015 - Newsletter Editor
Fields Pond 2014