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

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...

Why do leaves change colors?

As we’re writing this blog post, leaves aren’t changing here in South Louisiana. Temps are still flirting with 90 and we’re wondering if summer will never leave. But talk of a cold front coming this week has us hopeful that indeed temperatures will drop along with our leaves, although our...

Volunteers needed for Experience LA Festival

The Experience Louisiana Festival will be Oct. 22-23 at the LSU-Eunice campus in Eunice. Sponsored by the Eunice Rotary Club, the event will feature live music, folklife, arts and crafts, food, classic car and truck show and much more. There will be exhibits and displays presented by cultural and tourism...

Contact Acadiana Master Naturalists

1205 E Alexander St

Lafayette Louisiana 70501

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