Medicine Bow Peak behind a lake and trees.
Medicine Bow Peak behind a lake and trees.
Community Naturalist

Wyoming Naturalist Program

Learn about Wyoming nature from experts and join a community of volunteer conservationists.
Medicine Bow Peak. Photo: Sasha Vasko/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Medicine Bow Peak. Photo: Sasha Vasko/Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Community Naturalist

Wyoming Naturalist Program

Learn about Wyoming nature from experts and join a community of volunteer conservationists.

Update: the Wyoming Naturalist Program is now full for 2020. You can add yourself to the waitlist here.

Calling all Wyoming nature lovers! We’re thrilled to announce a new opportunity to learn about and steward Wyoming’s natural resources: the Wyoming Naturalist Program!

The Wyoming Naturalist Program will provide participants training in biodiversity, ecology, conservation, management, and interpretation so that you can become a leader in the effort to protect Wyoming’s natural resources. Classes will be taught by professionals from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Audubon Rockies, and University of Wyoming Extension.

Here are five great reasons to apply:

  1. Deepen your knowledge of Wyoming’s plants and wildlife.
  2. Learn from professionals in ecology and conservation.
  3. Meet fellow nature-lovers.
  4. Join a community of conservationists.
  5. Make an impact on the beautiful state you love.

Anyone over the age of seventeen can become a Wyoming Naturalist. No previous education or experience is needed—only a willingness to learn and a commitment to the program’s requirements. For our first year, there will only be space for us to accept 22 applicants. If accepted, there is a fee of $175, but scholarships are available. For questions, please contact Wyoming-Naturalists@uwyo.edu.

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The Wyoming Naturalist Program is presented by University of Wyoming Extension, Audubon Rockies, Wyo Parks, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and Serve Wyoming.

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