The Tennessee Naturalist program is a corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. Tennesseans interested in this program become Tennessee Naturalists through training and volunteer service. The mission of the program is to teach Tennesseans about our natural world; to inspire in them the desire to learn; and to instill in them an appreciation of the importance of responsible environmental stewardship.
To become a Tennessee Naturalist, a person must attend a minimum of 40 hours of classroom and hands-on training led by TNP approved instructors and complete 40 hours of volunteer service. The classroom instruction must include 4 hours from each of 9 key topics.
Cost: $200.00 per person which will include all classes, a notebook, several field guides and course handouts
The next series of the Owl's Hill Chapter will begin in late summer of 2013. If you would like to be on the notification list for the next Tennessee Naturalist Program (anywhere in the state!) please e-mail with your contact information.
Class Schedule and Course Curriculum
Tennessee Naturalist FAQ
Tennessee Naturalist Instructors, Owl's Hill Chapter, 2013