The Missouri Master Naturalist™ program is a community-based natural resource education and volunteer service program for adults, sponsored by the Missouri Dept of Conservation and the University of Missouri Extension.
The Springfield Plateau Chapter of the Missouri Master Naturalist formed in the Spring of 2006 with 28 graduating members. To date, more than 150 volunteers have graduated the program.
Master Naturalists are available as volunteers for a variety of environmental/conservation projects. Knowledgeable volunteers perform hands-on projects such as trail building, bird counts, stream monitoring and testing, native and threatened plant counts and rescues, as well as presentations and outdoor workshops on nature-related topics. Educational and hands-on assistance is available to all age and grade levels