Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteer Course

Prairies and Potholes

Monday-Friday, Aug 5-9

Join our instructors for a week-long 40-hour class exploring the prairies and potholes. To register, view the course list at the link below and choose the Saint John’s location. Contact Julie Larson with registration questions.


$295. Scholarships are available from the MN Master Naturalist Program.


A limited number of lodging options are available in Emmaus Hall (School of Theology graduate student housing) on the Saint John’s University campus. Rooms are not air-conditioned. There is a common kitchen to bring your own food for meals. Meal punch cards are also available from the university dining service and can be purchased upon your arrival. Contact Patty Weishaar to make a reservation.


The Minnesota Master Naturalist program is an educational volunteer program for adults akin to the Master Gardener program and is geared toward adults who are curious and enjoy learning about the natural world, sharing their knowledge with others, and supporting conservation.

Volunteers complete a 40-hour course studying natural history, environmental interpretation, and conservation stewardship, as well as a final capstone project.