Apply now for the James L. Goodwin Conservation Center’s Master Naturalist Program!
Learn about Connecticut’s environment and natural history, conduct field research and become a steward of the state’s natural resources. Share your knowledge through volunteer service, lead nature walks, make new friends who share your interests, encourage others to conserve and experience nature!
The mission of the James L. Goodwin Conservation Center’s Master Naturalist program is to develop a diverse community of naturalist’s and promote stewardship of Connecticut’s natural resources through education and service.
Through this program, participants will learn about the ecosystems of Connecticut, the animals and plants that inhabit our area, and current conservation issues affecting our wildlife and natural resources. The program includes a mix of indoor classroom presentations and outdoor hands-on field sessions where participants learn to identify, interpret, and understand key ecological processes.