People look through binoculars in sagebrush meadow.
People look through binoculars in sagebrush meadow.
Community Naturalist

Wyoming Naturalist Program

Learn about Wyoming nature from experts and join a community of volunteer conservationists.
Wyoming Naturalists at Sinks Canyon. Photo: Mason Lee/University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute
Wyoming Naturalists at Sinks Canyon. Photo: Mason Lee/University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute
Community Naturalist

Wyoming Naturalist Program

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

Calling all Wyoming Nature Lovers!

We’d like to invite you to join us and our partners for a unique opportunity to learn about and steward Wyoming’s natural resources: the Wyoming Naturalist Program!

The Wyoming Naturalist Program provides 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 are taught by professionals from Audubon Rockies, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and the University of Wyoming Extension. By becoming a Wyoming Naturalist, you’ll join a growing community of conservationists and volunteers dedicated to stewarding the state's natural resources through conservation education and service.

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.

Get Involved

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! If accepted, there is a program fee of $175, and scholarships are available.

Learn more and register through the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute. For questions, please contact Wyoming-Naturalists@uwyo.edu.

The application period for the 2022 cohort is now closed. Sign up to be notified when the application period opens for the next session.

Do you have a volunteer opportunity that would be perfect for the Wyoming Naturalist Program? Let us know!

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

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