The purpose of the AMN Program is to educate Louisiana citizens about their flora and fauna, environment, ecosystem, and natural history.

Acadiana Master Naturalists

Become a Master Naturalist!

Acadiana Master Naturalists are accepting applications for the Spring 2018 class. The application deadline is December 31, 2017. Please see our Master Naturalist page for more information.

Acadiana MN Birding Program

The Acadiana Master Naturalist Birding program provides instruction and field time. The program takes place fall through spring. The 2017/2018 class is currently underway. Please see our Birding Class page for more information about this program.

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New CENLAMN Program Starting this Fall

The first program for the Central Louisiana Master Naturalist Program is accepting applications now!  Please see our CenLA page for more information and the application page for the application form. Applications are due by September 22.

Recent Blog Posts

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...

Arboretum needs volunteers for Paw Loop trail bridge

The Paw Loop trail in the Louisiana State Arboretum is named after the Pawpaw tree and is a hilly hike through a beech-magnolia forest.  A gulley runs randomly through the trail system and has to be crossed to access the trail.  The bridge crossing the gulley and the bottomland habitat...

Contact Acadiana Master Naturalists

1205 E Alexander St

Lafayette Louisiana 70501

(337) 291-8448

acadianamasternaturalist @ gmail.com