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

Cypress Island status

Katherine King, director of the Nature Conservancy’s Breaux Bridge office and the Cypress Island Program, had to this to say Aug. 26 about the Cypress Island Preserve and the Visitor’s Center at Lake Martin, following the devastating floods last month: “The Cypress Island Preserve took a pretty big hit, being...

The Beetle Experience

Steve Barney of Lafayette has graciously given his time to instruct Acadiana Master Naturalists about regional insects, particularly beetles. The following article by AMN Cheré Coen appeared in Country Roads magazine of Baton Rouge in March 2013.   Steven Barney of Lafayette likes playing in the dirt. He routinely digs...

Contact Acadiana Master Naturalists

1205 E Alexander St

Lafayette Louisiana 70501

(337) 291-8448

acadianamasternaturalist @ gmail.com