Become a Master Naturalist!

In 2023 the Lakeshore Nature Preserve and the UW Arboretum will co-pilot a hybrid Master Naturalist training with an anticipated start date of September 5. Past trainings required 40 hours of in-person training. The hybrid course will involve asynchronous learning opportunities, interspersed with Zoom discussions, and 1 ½ days in the field split between the 2 campus natural areas. More information, including exact dates, will be updated on the Master Naturalist training page as it is developed. Registration will open on August 1, 2023. Spots will fill up fast!

The Master Naturalist program (supported through the UW-Madison Division of Extension) promotes awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the natural environment by developing a network of well-informed volunteers dedicated to conservation service within their communities.

Contact the Preserve Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator at if you have questions.