KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Master Naturalists (MMN) Osage trail chapter in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold an orientation at the MDC Kansas City Regional Office in Lee’s Summit from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 18.

Master Naturalists are actively involved in a natural resource education and volunteer program that serves their local community.

Photo: Missouri Department of Conservation

According to an MDC press release Tuesday, Master Naturalists are occasionally called upon to help the department of conservation with habitat improvement or research projects, but mostly MMN members participate in special events or educational programs.

The orientation session is open to anyone interested in becoming a Missouri Master Naturalist. The statewide coordinator from the MDC along with current chapter members will discuss their experiences with the program as well as how Master Naturalists benefit conservation efforts within the state.

Required classes will be held Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning July 23 through October 29. In addition, field sessions will be held on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about the Missouri Master Naturalist program, visit the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website.