The purpose of the AMN Program is to support lifelong learning about Acadiana’s environment and natural history and to support a community of volunteers, stewards and advocates committed to nature conservation and preservation.

Acadiana Master Naturalists

Acadiana Master Naturalist Program

Acadiana Master Naturalists accept applications from October through December for the following years Spring program. The program begins in January and ends in June. Please see our Master Naturalist page for more information.

AMN-Birding Program

The Acadiana Master Naturalist-Birding program provides instruction and field time. The program begins in August and ends in May of the following year. The workshops are approximately once a month, with 2 overnight trips. This program is offered every other year. Our next program will be 2019-2020 Please see our Birding Class page for more information about this program.

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CENLA Master Naturalist Program

CenLaMN   Please see our CenLA page for more information and the application page for the application form. Applications are due in September.

Recent Blog Posts

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...

Contact Acadiana Master Naturalists

1205 E Alexander St

Lafayette Louisiana 70501

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