- How to Become a Master Naturalist
- Course Schedules
- Submit Hours
Steps to becoming an Oregon Master Naturalist - Coursework
Certification in the Oregon Master Naturalist Program happens in several parts. Here is the basic overview of how you can become an Oregon Master Naturalist:
1. Complete the online curriculum
The course “Oregon Master Naturalist Online” provides a basic overview of Oregon’s natural history and the management of its natural resources. Click here to learn more.
2. Complete regional course requirements
We currently offer courses in 3 Ecoregions, which are in-person courses taught within an ecologically distinct region of Oregon. These are:
- Oregon Coast Ecoregion
- Willamette Valley Ecoregion
- East Cascades Ecoregion
- Northern Basin and Range Ecoregion
In time additional ecoregion specializations will be offered. The number of classes required varies by ecoregion.
Once coursework is completed, you must fulfill a volunteer requirement. Click here to be taken to the volunteer page to learn more.