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!
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.
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