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

Backyard to the Bayou

The Bayou Vermilion Preservation presents a symposium titled “Backyard to the Bayou: Understanding your role in the preservation of our river” Sept. 9 at Vermilionville Performance Center in Lafayette. You won’t want to miss this educational opportunity. Here is the lineup: 8:25 am – Welcome – Charlie Wyatt, Bayou Vermilion...

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

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