Northern New Mexico Master Naturalist Program

The Northern New Mexico Master Naturalist Program trains individuals to become stewards of New Mexico’s natural environment, resources, and heritage. This is done through a combination of classroom and field instruction and volunteer work.

2021 Registration has closed and the class is full. Thank you!


About us

The Northern New Mexico Master Naturalist Program is based in Santa Fe, NM. Our goal is to establish a network of involved community members dedicated to addressing the environmental needs of our communities across the northern part of the state. 


About the program

The Northern New Mexico Master Naturalist Program is held annually each fall, running August through November. The course provides a combination of classroom and field training to give participants an understanding of the ecology and environmental issues facing northern New Mexico. Participants seeking certification are required to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours with one of the program’s partner organizations within a year of completing the course.


2021 Session

Payment is due upon registration. Limited scholarships are available for those who would not be able to participate otherwise. Cohort size is limited, so please sign up soon. We have a waitlist each year. Registrants are expected to participate in all 13 weeks of lecture, discussion, and outdoor field trips, as well as the requisite volunteer hours following completing of the Fall coursework.

The 2021 Northern NM Master Naturalist (NNMMN) course will utilize a hybrid model. Each week, there will be two online sessions (one lecture and one group discussion/activity) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm. There will also be in-person field trips to various locations in Santa Fe County on five Saturday mornings throughout the program. Participants will be offered a self-guided field trip alternative, should they miss any of the in-person opportunities.


Master Naturalists in the Field

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2020 Cohort Successfully Completes Course

Congratulations to the 26 members of the 2020 cohort of the Northern New Mexico Master Naturalist Program for successfully completing this year’s course. We wish them luck and hope they enjoy their volunteer projects! This year has looked somewhat different from our usual weekly in-person class gatherings with weekend group field trips, and has instead … Continue reading 2020 Cohort Successfully Completes Course

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