Annual Master naturalist education courses are offered by each chapter. The course is intended to prepare the participants for volunteering as Master Naturalists.

An Idaho Master Naturalist completes 40 hours of hands-on, experiential education about Idaho’s ecology, plants, animals and natural systems. Master Naturalists have a choice between two tracks:

The Citizen Scientist track prepares participants to help biologists and researchers collect data and monitor plants and animals. Collecting water samples, monitoring bald eagle nests, banding birds, inventorying plants might be some activities a Citizen Scientist would do.

The Conservation Education track prepares participants to help nature center staff, teachers, agencies, and non-profit organizations teach children and adults about nature and why conservation is important. Staffing an agency booth, giving a program to school children, helping organize a wildlife festival might be some activities for participants of this track.