The mission of the Wyoming Naturalist Program is to cultivate a community of volunteers to steward the state's natural resources through conservation education and service.
The program provides education and training to participants in biodiversity, ecology, conservation, management and interpretation, so that they can become leaders in the effort to protect our natural resources and the special places where we live.
The Wyoming Naturalist Program is coordinated by a committee of state agencies and non-profits that includes Audubon Rockies, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wyoming State Parks, the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute, and University of Wyoming Extension.
The Program partners with many more federal, state and local agencies and NGOs to enhance trainings and bring a diversity of service opportunities to our participants.
Wyoming Naturalists are informed, enthusiastic, and ready to put their skills to work for conservation. They live, travel and volunteer all across Wyoming, putting backs, brains and time at the service of agencies, NGOs and schools to actively steward our state’s natural resources through conservation education and service. Each year, the number of Naturalists grows, as do the hours of service we provide. To complete and maintain certification, each Naturalist must contribute a minimum of 40 hours of service each year.
If your organization can use the skills of a Wyoming Naturalists or a team of Naturalists, please join us! You must be a government agency, NGO or other non-profit organization that is directly involved in conservation, including research related to conservation, in Wyoming.
To become a partner, use this form to submit your volunteer opportunities.