Carroll-Lee-Whiteside counties looking for Master Naturalists

What is a naturalist?  A dictionary definition would read like this: “A naturalist studies the natural environment, generally with a broad range of interests.”  A naturalist has a love of the outdoors and loves to share what they know about nature with others. Enhance your love of nature, through hands on training and community based service. Practice lifelong learning and sharing. Give back to nature!  Become a University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist.

The University of Illinois Extension will be offering Master Naturalist training starting January 2021. Come explore the natural world and learn what it means to be a naturalist.  For more information, please contact Mary Nelson @ 815/632-3611 or email @