Registration Information


Owl's Hill offers two sessions of the Tennessee Naturalist Program.

Session A meets on Thursdays (1 pm - 5:30 pm); Session B meets on Saturdays (9 am - 1:30 pm). 

Cost for each session is $250 and includes:

  • 10 classes 
  • bonus Trail Building class
  • field notebook and loupe
  • flash drive with course materials
  • course handouts

Please Note:

REGISTRATION conveys a commitment to class work AND volunteer hours (40). Volunteer hours must be completed within 15 months of date of first class. Participants must  be 18 years of age or older.

ATTENDANCE is required. Students missing 3 classes will be dropped from the program (no refund). Students may register for a future class at full price.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring a refillable water bottle. Dress for the weather (unless under severe weather threat, sessions are rain or shine). Attire and closed-toe footwear should be appropriate for hiking and outdoor activities. Depending on the season, consider bringing sunscreen, hat and bug spray.

MAKEUPS:  There is no refund for missed classes. Makeup class attendance is contingent on available space. Registration includes two (2) free makeup classes at home chapter; $25/class after that.  Please confirm a spot by emailing in advance of the desired class.

CERTIFICATION: Students have 15 months from the date of class start to complete volunteer work toward initial certification. Final assessment is required and you must get at least a 70 to earn certification.