The Louisiana Master Naturalists of Greater New Orleans
is a community of citizens who engage with the natural environment through education & stewardship. We certified our first class of naturalists in Fall of 2012.
Become a Certified Master Naturalist
The LMN Certification Program is offered each Fall and Spring. This certification connects you with a diverse knowledge base in Louisiana natural history by offering academic lectures and in-the-field workshops taught by experts in the disciplines of ecology, biology, geomorphology, and resource management. The Master Naturalist Program enables participants to learn about the nature of Louisiana's varied physiographic regions, its flora and fauna, and connections between our valued environment, culture, and economy. For more information, click here.
LMNGNO is accepting applications for upcoming classes
Enrollment is limited to individuals who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Classes fill up quickly. We understand it is hard to plan so far in advance, but get your name on the list before all of the slots are gone. We will work with you to move you to a later session if you find you are unable to attend the session you originally selected.
All workshops are field-based lectures held outdoors. We follow current local mask rules in each workshop. We are working to make this experience enjoyable and educational while maintaining social distancing guidelines through use of audio equipment and recorded online lectures.
Friends of LMNGNO are members who have not completed or engaged in LMNGNO core training workshops so are not required to perform volunteer hours and not required to meet the Continuing Education requirements; they have, however, made and continue to make donations or dues payments to the organization. Become a friend now.
What is Rendezvous? All Louisiana Master Naturalists from seven chapters throughout the state convene for a weekend of field trips, speakers, workshops, and comradery. Your state organization (LMNA) has hosted a Rendezvous since 2016 -- with 2020 canceled due to Covid, and 2021 was virtual due to Covid.
The 2023 Rendezvous will be held in Hackberry, Louisiana from Friday, April 21st through Sunday, April 23rd. Visit the state Louisiana Master Naturalists website for more information.
Donate to LMNGNO
The Louisiana Master Naturalists of Greater New Orleans is an organization supported solely by our membership. We accept payment by check, money order, and credit card. Please consider donating if you support our mission!
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Directions to the LMNGNO office and meeting room: 1) Approaching on I-10 from the east: take the Bonnabel Blvd. exit, cross Bonnabel and continue down the I-10 North Service Road East until you see the big STEM Library Lab label on the #3011 building (past Whitney Place then Metairie Lawn and before Ridgelake Drive); 2) Approaching from the west (Kenner behind you) on Veterans Blvd., turn right on Ridgelake Drive (next to Perino's Garden Center) and drive to its end at the service road, then turn left and STEM is the second building on your left. Obviously, it is located in the northeast quadrant of the I-10/Causeway junction.
Our office is on the second floor, and has no permanent staff presence.