Minnesota Master Naturalist

Course Registration


This training is for those who wish to become Master Naturalist Instructors. You must have a letter of support from your agency or organization and pay 75.00 to participate in the training. If you conduct a training of your own within one year, you will receive a refund of the 75.00. Students are asked to bring their own laptops and LCD projectors if they have one. The focus of the training is to teach you to use the materials prepared by the MNat program, not content. We ask that potential instructors have a degree or experience in a related field. Lunch and snacks are provided. If you have special dietary needs please let us know. If you have questions, please call 1-888-241-4532.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM on:

Instructor Information

Amy Rager

Amy received a BA in Elementary Education from the College of St. Scholastica and a MEd in Environmental Leadership and Learning from the University of MN. She has worked for cooperative extension for 26 years in various positions, but has always tied her work to the environment. She is currently the state program director for the Minnesota Master Naturalist Program.

Linda Gagnon

Paula Suchy

Harriet Mason

Peg Serani

Scott Seigfreid

Chris Hughes

Mary Spivey

BS, Texas A&M University in marine bio
MS, Florida State University in science education
Currently the Education and Outreach Coordinator, U of M, Cedar Creek

Carol McElroy

Kelsey Olson

Allison Holzer

Sarah Prentice

Sarah Prentice

Darren Lochner

Nancy Braker

Nancy Braker (BA Carleton College; MS University of Minnesota - Entomology) is a conservation biologist. As the Director of the Carleton College Cowling Arboretum she oversees all aspects of management of the 880 acre site, and works with faculty, students and outside users on educational and recreational use of the property. Nancy has 20 years of experience working for The Nature Conservancy in land management, conservation planning, and monitoring of rare species populations, specializing in management of fire adapted natural communities. She currently serves on the DNR Commissioners Advisory Committee on Natural Heritage.

Liz Losch

BS Geology & Environmental Sciences
6-12 Certified Science Teacher
Seasoned NPS Interpretive Park Ranger
MS Experiential Education

Michelle Bridges

BS in Earth Sciences with a minor in Geology. Currently working on a MS in Geography with emphasis on invasive woody plant species.

Beth Beuch

Elaine Tucker

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