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Please refer to the Handbook for specifics on these matters. This Q & A list is intended to address basic questions about how to meet Active Status Requirements . It covers: 1. Continuing Ed. 2. Volunteer Service 3. Logging Hours 4. Active Status Q: How many hours are required? A: AMN class of 2019-2022: 40 hours of volunteer service and or continuing education. * Q: What’s the deadline? A: Our general meeting in June. Q: What counts for volunteer hours? A: Volunteer service may include service to the AMN organization, service to other naturalist organizations, educating the public on nature-related or environmental topics, or direct service in support of the environment. Let the AMN Goals be your guide. Q: What are the AMN Goals? A: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…

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Log Volunteer and Continuing Ed Hours https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tnPzSR6dJGoZsBvNF0GvXj__XfHhxoNCQDTKxGmI-6c/edit  

Email Acadiana Master Naturalists: acadianamasternaturalist@gmail.com Email AMN-Birding: AMNBirding@gmail.com  

Natural Places and Organizations in Acadiana, Louisiana and Surrounding Areas     Acadiana Native Plant Project, http://greauxnative.org/ Acadiana Park Nature Station  http://www.naturestation.org/ Audubon Louisiana, http://la.audubon.org Bayou Vermilion District http://www.bayouvermiliondistrict.org/ Cajun Prairie Habitat Preservation Society, http://cajunprairie.org/ Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL), http://www.crcl.org/ Crosby Arboretum, Picayune, Miss.  http://crosbyarboretum.msstate.edu/ Coutiere Forest, New Orleans http://neworleanscitypark.com/in-the-park/couturie-forest Lafayette Geological Society, http://www.lafayettegeologicalsociety.org/ Lafayette Parish Master Gardeners, http://www.lpmga.org/ Lafayette Sierra Club, http://lafayettesierraclub.org/ Louisiana Native Plant Society (LNPS)  http://www.lnps.org/ Native Ventures by Dr. Charles Allen, http://www.nativeventures.net Insect Day at the Museum, www.InsectDay.com Louisiana State Arboretum  http://www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/parks/louisiana-state-arboretum-state-preservation-area/index Palmetto Island State Park  http://www.crt.state.la.us/louisiana-state-parks/parks/palmetto-island-state-park/ LDWF Wildlife Posters – https://ldwf.cantoflight.com/v/LDWFDigitalLibrary/album/SEM2L?from=nav&scrollTo=0&display=thumbnail

Become an Acadiana Master Naturalist! The primary purpose of the ACADIANA MASTER NATURALISTS (AMN) program is to educate Louisiana citizens about their flora and fauna, as well as other aspects of their environment, ecosystem and natural history. Once certified, the Acadiana Master Naturalists are required to use their talents to educate others or assist programs that promote and protect Louisiana’s natural heritage.  Topics include ecological regions of Louisiana, ecosystem management, geology and soils of Louisiana, plants, ornithology, entomology, herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, archeology, astronomy and volunteer opportunities. The program is a great opportunity to learn about nature out in the field with like minded people. Applications are due December 31st by 4 pm for the following years program. Workshops take place in the Spring of each year, from approximately January to June and occur approximately every 2 weeks with the exception of Mardi Gras festivities and Easter. We will begin accepting…

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Who we are 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. We offer yearly Master Naturalist classes, volunteer opportunities and continuing education to keep learning about the environment of South Louisiana and share our knowledge with others. The 2022-2023 Board  Martha Garner – President Jim Parker – Vice President Mara Bass – Secretary Tara Landry – Treasurer Rachel Domingue – Applications/Graduation Chair Kyle Patton – Communications Chair Karen Terrell , Brandon Ballangee- Member at Large Max Bacque- Past President Some of the 2022 Alumni of the Acadiana Master Naturalist Program [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

"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." Public event on September 12th at the Main Library: Corinne Martin, author of Louisiana Herb Jouirnal, will give a presentation at 6:30 PM. 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. 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 2022-2023. Please see our Birding Class page for more information about this program. CenLaMN   is…

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