The Louisiana Master Naturalists of Greater New Orleans
are a community of citizens who engage with the natural environment through education & stewardship.
Rendezvous is the annual gathering of Naturalists from the seven Louisiana chapters. In previous times, Rendezvous occurred over a long weekend and included great speakers, hikes, and camaraderie. This year's event was virtual. View the Zoom video of the wrap up of the event. Visit the state Louisiana Master Naturalists website for more information. View the winners of the photo contest.
Become a Certified Master Naturalist
The LMN Certification Program is offered each Fall and Spring. This certification connects you with a diverse knowledge base in Louisiana natural history by offering academic lectures and in-the-field workshops taught by experts in the disciplines of ecology, biology, geomorphology, and resource management. The Master Naturalist Program enables participants to learn about the nature of Louisiana's varied physiographic regions, its flora and fauna, and connections between our valued environment, culture, and economy. For more information, click here.
Accepting applications for the wait list for spring 2022 or for the fall 2022 class
Enrollment is limited to individuals who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Classes fill up quickly. We understand it is hard to plan so far in advance, but get your name on the list before all of the slots are gone. We will work with you to move you to a later session if you find you are unable to attend the session you originally selected.
All workshops are field-based lectures held outdoors. We follow current local mask rules in each workshop. We are working to make this experience enjoyable and educational while maintaining social distancing guidelines through use of audio equipment and recorded online lectures.
In order to register for an upcoming Master Naturalist certification course, first download and fill out the application formOpens in a new window .
Email the completed form to LaMasterNatGNO@gmail.com
Become a Friend of LMNGNO
Friends of LMNGNO are members who have not completed or engaged in LMNGNO core training workshops so are not required to perform volunteer hours and not required to meet the Continuing Education requirements; they have, however, made and continue to make donations or dues payments to the organization. Become a friend now.
Donate to LMNGNO
The Louisiana Master Naturalists of Greater New Orleans is an organization supported solely by our membership. We accept payment by check, money order, and credit card. Please consider donating if you support our mission!
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