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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

State Parks > Programs > Indiana Master Naturalist Program > Indiana Master Naturalist classes Indiana Master Naturalist classes


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 and depend on the time of year and the interest of local natural resources agencies in the program. For information about locations of a course near you, contact the state coordinator or check this website.

Schedule of classes

Adult IMN Courses

  1. Sullivan County Soil and Water Conservation District, Shelburn, IN
    Jan. 7–March 14, 2015 (Mostly Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.)
    Contact: Larry Watson, or (812) 387-2952

  2. Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis, IN
    Jan. 8, 2015-Dec. 10, 2015 (second Thursday of the month, 6-9 p.m.)
    Jeff Cummings, or (317) 591-0122

  3. Karst Farm Park, Bloomington, IN
    Feb. 5-April 23, 2015 (Thursdays, 6-8:30 p.m.) Contact: Cathy Meyer, or (812) 349-2805

  4. Fox Island Alliance, Fort Wayne, IN
    Feb. 24-May 9, 2015 (Tuesdays, 6-9:30 p.m. and some Saturday mornings)
    Contact: Pam George, or (260) 471-5952

  5. Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, Valparaiso, IN
    March 12–May 14, 2015 (Thursdays, 9 a.m.–noon)
    Maddie Grimm, or (219) 742-6078

  6. Salamonie Lake, Andrews, IN
    March 19 - May 17, 2015 (Thursdays 6-9 p.m. and some Saturday mornings)
    Laura Whiteleather, or (260) 468-2127

  7. Cope Environmental Center, Centerville, IN
    March 31-May 19, 2015 (Tuesdays 6-9 p.m.)
    Aubrey Blue, or (765) 855-3188

  8. Benton County Retirement Village, Oxford, IN
    April 7-May 26, 2015 (Tuesdays 6-9 p.m.)
    Michelle Scherer or (765) 884-1090

Junior IMN Courses (ages 9-13)

  1. Elkhart County Parks, Elkhart, IN
    June 11–July 18, 2015 (Thursdays, 6-8:30 p.m. and one Saturday)
    Contact: Krista Daniels, or (574) 875-7422