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

  2. Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis
    June 22-26, 2015 (one-week course, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily)
    Contact: Don Gorney,, (317) 501-4212

  3. Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, Rome City
    July 9–Sept. 3 2015 (Thursdays, 6-9:15 p.m.)
    Contact: Tiffany Conrad, or 260) 854-3790

  4. Taltree Arboretum and Gardens, Valparaiso
    Aug. 20-Oct.22, 2015 (Thursday evenings, 6–9 p.m.)
    Contact: Maddie Grimm, or (219) 742-6078

  5. Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis - CLASS FULL
    Aug. 20-Oct. 22, 2015 (Thursdays, 6-9:30 p.m.)
    Contact: Jennifer Boyce, or (317) 327-7148 

Teen IMN Courses (ages 13-17)

  • No classes at the time.

Junior IMN Courses (ages 9-12)

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

  2. Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis
    July 20-23, 2015 (Day Camp, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. daily)
    Contact: Jeff Cummings, or (317) 591-0122