City of Edmonton Master Naturalist Program Application Deadline

April 22, 2014 - 6:00am

Join the City’s Master Naturalist Program and become a steward of Edmonton’s natural areas

Edmonton's natural areas have tremendous ecological, social, educational and economic value. To preserve this value, it is up to us as a community to be good stewards of these ecologically-rich areas!

But keeping these natural areas clean, safe and sustainable is a big job, which is one of the reasons the City of Edmonton’s Office of Biodiversity created the Master Naturalist Program. The program teaches interested Edmontonians more about the ecology of our city and how they can help preserve and steward natural areas.

The Master Naturalist Program, now going into its sixth year, provides 35 hours of free training and field trips to those who have an interest in our natural world. Upon completion of the training, the new Master Naturalists will do 35 hours of volunteer work, helping to steward a natural area in their neighbourhood or perhaps create an educational project about Edmonton’s natural areas.

The program provides education and hands-on training in topics such as:

  • Edmonton's native plants and wildlife – plant communities, wildlife tracking, seasonal changes in natural areas
  • Backyard and schoolyard naturalization – creating wildlife habitat with native plants, backyard food production
  • Natural area stewardship – hands-on skills for caring for natural areas
  • Creating a culture of stewardship – engaging friends, neighbours and the wider community
  • Volunteer opportunities – how you can get involved!

The course will take place June 3 – 21 at MacEwan University (City Centre Campus) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6:30 – 9:30 pm) and full-day Saturdays. The course is free and includes field trips to local natural areas. The deadline for applications is April 22, 2014.


MacEwan University - City Centre Campus
Edmonton , AB