Master Naturalist Programs

There are currently three Master Naturalist Programs offered by the Acadiana Master Naturalists Acadiana Master Naturalists The original Acadiana Master Naturalist Program is offered in the Spring of each year. The deadline to apply is in December. Please see the Master Naturalist page for more information about the program and...

CENLAMN Application

CenLa Master Naturalists Application Form for Fall 2017 Class   The primary purpose of the CENLA MASTER NATURALISTS ( CMN ) is to educate central Louisiana citizens about their native flora and fauna, as well as other aspects of their environment, ecosystem and natural history.  Once certified, CenLa Master Naturalists...

CENLAMN Chapter

Introduction to CenLa Master Naturalist Master Naturalist programs exist to provide natural history and environmental stewardship education to interested adults and to establish a corps of well informed volunteers. Almost every state has a master naturalist program. The training is typically provided in the form of 10 to 12 workshops...

Birding Program

The Acadiana Master Naturalist-Birding Program is NOW taking applications. Our first two workshops are mostly instruction with some field time. Most of the other workshops are almost exclusively field time. The fee for the program is $250. Program dates are August 26, 2017 – May 20, 2018.  To apply to...

Hummingbird Rescue

While a group of children were looking through discovery boxes in our 3rd floor classroom, a hummingbird flew in through the single door and then headed to one of the skylights that is at the peak of the roof. I got a call on the walkie talkie from Loree, she...

Volunteer for Planting

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL), Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), National Fish and Wildlife Federation (NFWF) and Rainey Conservation Alliance invite you to participate in our Freshwater Bayou Marsh Restoration event on May 11th near Vermilion Bay. We will be preparing 18,000 plugs of native marsh grass for planting in the...

Birds flock to Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou

We recently received a press release from “Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou,” a tourism promotion featuring Bayou Lafourche and its great birding, thanks to its position along the Louisiana Flyway. According to the release: This region welcomes hundreds of species of migratory birds – including an array of songbirds – each spring...

Lake Martin looking for volunteer docents

Only 20 minutes from downtown Lafayette lies one of the most fascinating ecosystems in South Louisiana. Lake Martin and Cypress Island Preserve has remained a popular spot with locals for alligator and bird watching and for both hiking and getting on the water. During early spring (late February), tens of...

Update on Lake Martin

Katherine C. King, philanthropy officer and Cypress Island Program Manager at Lake Martin wrote to tell us a few things of note to the popular reserve near Breaux Bridge, managed by the Nature Conservancy. Deer hunting is happening now and the Lake Martin preserve is in Area 9, which has...