"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."           John Muir

OKLAHOMA MASTER NATURALISTS

 

Who We Are

Keep in Touch with Nature

 

Mission Statement

To educate and develop a dedicated volunteer force that provides  education, outreach, and service for  the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas in the state of Oklahoma.

Goals

To create a dependable state-wide Master Naturalist network which will:

  • Improve public understanding of natural resource and management conservation.

  • Enhance existing natural resource education and outreach activities.

  • Develop a strong citizen scientist network.

Certification

To earn Master Naturalist certification, you must:

  • Complete the five workshops

  • Thirty hours of volunteer service.

  • Sixteen hours of advanced training.

To maintain Certification each year:

  • Twenty volunteer service hours.

  • Sixteen hours advanced training.

 

“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”

Aldo Leopold

 
 

Building Monarch Habitat Capacity

May 20, 2020

“Time to Help the Monarchs”

May 4, 2020

Not a Bradford Pear!

March 27, 2020

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Introduction to Ecology Workshop


March 7, 2020

Starts at 9am, Ends about 3pm.

Lake Arcadia Outdoor Training and Education Center

7522 East 33rd Street

Edmond, OK


Course Instructors are Robert Theimer and Rebecca Carlberg

Robert Theimer and Rebecca Carlberg are Certified Master Naturalist. 


Robert recently moved from Texas and is a long time member of the Texas Master Naturalist and will bring a wealth of experience and outlook.


Rebecca is a Plant Pathologist, Certified Master Naturalist and Certified Master Gardener

Members: Free

Non-Members: $10.00

There will be a pot luck lunch

Urban Ecology Workshop

Postponed. 

Look for rescheduled date

Starts at 9am, Ends about 3pm.

Oklahoma County Extension Office

2500 NE 63rd Street

Oklahoma City OK 73111

Course Instructors are Mark Howery and Mark Bays.

Mark Bays is the coordinator for Urban and Community Services.

Mark Howery is an State of Oklahoma Diversity Biologist

Members: Free

Non-Members: $20.00

Bring something for a Pot Luck Lunch

Aquatics and Wetland Ecosystems Workshop

Postponed due to Covid-19


Will be rescheduled at later date

Starts at 9am, Ends about 3pm.

Lake Arcadia Outdoor Training and Education Center

7522 East 33rd Street

Edmond, OK

 Course Instructor is Dr. Marley Beem

Dr. Beem is an Extension Specialist on Ponds and Aquatic Ecology at the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University

Members: Free

Non-Members: $20.00

There will be a pot luck lunch

Prairie Ecology Workshop

Postponed due to Covid-19

Will be rescheduled at later date

Starts at 9am, Ends about 3pm.

Botanic Garden of Oklahoma State University​

Conference Center

3300 W. 6th Ave.

Stillwater, OK 74078

Course Instructor is Malyutina Yevgeniya. MS

Malyutina is a Doctoral student at the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University

In the afternoon, there will be an outdoor activity at the OSU Range Research Station. 


Should be an abundance of wildflowers and prairie plants

Members: Free

Non-Members: $20.00

There will be a pot luck lunch

Forestry Ecology

Postponed due to Covid-19

Will be rescheduled at later date

Starts at 9am, Ends about 3pm.

Room 019

Ag Hall South

298-164 N. Monroe Street

Oklahoma State University

Parking and Entrance on west side off off of Farm Road

Field Tour: After Potluck Lunch

OSU Arboretum: 1/2 mile of Hwy 51 on Sangre Road

 Course Instructor is Dr. Craig McKinley

Dr. McKinley is an Emeritus Faculty/Extension Forester for the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University

Members: Free

Non-Members: $20.00

There will be a pot luck lunch

The Environmentor

 https://www.okcu.edu/artsci/enrichment/environmentor/

This e-publication contains many good articles and events.

Look through it for possible advance training and  volunteer opportunities. 

The 2020 Wildlife Expo

Presented by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and a coalition of conservation organizations, agencies and sponsors.


Expo celebrates our great state's natural diversity and opportunities for the sporting enthusiasts and newcomers.


From camping and outdoor skills to shooting sports, fishing and bird watching, Expo visitors have an opportunity to try their hands at two days of fun in the outdoors.


Hours of Operation:  Friday (School Day) 8am-5pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 9am-5pm

The Oklahoma Master Naturalists have worked the Expo for years and will be working all three days.  We will have an informational table setup (Saturday and Sunday).  We will also help the binocular observation area, the native plant garden area, and a bird and wildlife watch area.

Volunteers are needed and this will count as volunteer hours. Contact us at okmasternaturalist@att.com

For more info: 

https://www.wildlifedepartment.com/expo

Wildlife Department Offers Monarch Watch

The annual Monarch Watch event at Hackberry Flat WMA and Center starts Tuesday, October 1 and concludes on Monday, October 7th. The Monarch Watch Event is a participant in the Monarch Watch Tagging Program, a large-scale citizen science project that was initiated to help understand the dynamics of the monarch's spectacular fall migration through mark and recapture. Last October, with the help of over 50 visitors and 70 school children, 500 monarchs roosting in the WMA were tagged. The online Monarch Watch Tagging database showed that 5 of the Hackberry Flat tags were recovered on two different overwintering areas in Mexico. This October, the general public will have 4 opportunities to help tag monarchs captured on the WMA during the mornings of October 2nd, 5th, 6th, & 7th starting promptly at 9 am at the Hackberry Flat Center. On the evenings of October 1st, 4th, 5th, and 6th activities include a tour to the Monarch Roost area to watch the butterflies glide in and settle into their night roost. Tours begin promptly at 6:30 pm. Children must be at least 8 years old to participate in the evening activities. Please, no pets. There is no fee and reservations are not required but please check on the daily status of the monarch migration and view a map to the Hackberry Flat Center on the Friends of Hackberry Flat Facebook page before attending activity. For more information, contact melynda.hickman@odwc.ok.gov.


Hackberry Flat Wildlife Management Area offers 7,120 acres of wildlife recreational opportunities. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, along with many conservation-minded partners, restored this legendary wetland, creating a vast mosaic of wetland habitats for prairie waterfowl, shorebirds and other wetland-dependent birds. Upland areas of native sunflowers and cultivated fields interspersed with mesquite have become one of the state’s premier dove-hunting destinations

Talk by Doug Tallemy

ONPS hosts native gardening author Doug Tallamy. The June 5th evening presentation will be at 7pm, Constitution Hall, UCO campus.


Tulsa June 6th at 7:00pm

Tulsa Garden Center

2435 South Peoria


You don't want to miss this. Doug is an expert and has written award-winning books on need for native plants.


His books will be on sale at the events in OKC and Tulsa, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit ONPS. Get your friends together and be sure to make this event!

 

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