Alaska Master Naturalist Program

The Alaska Master Naturalist Program is designed for teachers, non-formal educators, and anybody who is curious about the natural world, sharing that knowledge with others, and supporting conservation of Alaska's natural resources. Teachers can earn up to 3 CEUs.

Location: Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Rd, Eagle River, AK 99577

Certification as a Master Naturalist is optional and involves completing the 11 course series, 40 hours of additional volunteer time, and attending an Eco-Region Workshop.

There are three payment options:

1. Early registration until March 15, 2016: Full 11 course series includes 45 hours of instruction and costs $450.
2. Late registrataion after March 15, 2016: Full 11 course series includes 45 hours of instruction and costs $500.
3. Individual Course registraion begins after March 15, 2016: 3 hour courses are $45 and 6 hour courses are $90.

Exploring Alaska's Landscapes

Tuesday, March 29th 6 - 9 pm Day 1: Geology, climate and weather (3 hours)
Wednesday, March 30th 6 - 9 pm Day 2: Glaciers, soils, and permafrost (3 hours)

Alaska's Water and Aquatic Ecosystems

Saturday, April 23rd 10 am - 4 pm Day 1: Watersheds, water cycle, salmon, and estuaries (6 hours)
Sunday, April 24th 10 am - 4 pm Day 2: Aquatic macro-invertbrates, water quality, marine and freshwater ecosystems (6 hours)

Exploring Alaska's Animals

Tuesday, May 10th 6 - 9 pm Day 1: Mammals (3 hours)
Wednesday, May 11th 6 - 9 pm Day 2: Birds, amphibians, and insects (3 hours)

Exploring Alaska's Plants

Saturday, May 21st 10 am - 4 pm Day 1: Alaska's native plants and forest ecology (6 hours)
Sunday, May 22nd 10 am - 4 pm Day 2: Medicinal Plants and traditional use, invasives (6 hours)

Eco-Regions and Climate Change

Tuesday, June 14th 6 - 9 pm Day 1: Alaska's Eco-regions (3 hours)
Wednesday, June 15th 6 - 9 pm Day 2: Alaska's native peoples and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (3 hours)
Thursday, June 16th 6 - 9 pm Day 3: Climate change and Alaska (3 hours)

For more information contact Kay Shoemaker at 907-786-6345 or via email at

Register at least five days prior to the first day of class to ensure course enrollment meets minimum requirements. If we cancel a class, you will receive a full refund automatically.
Change your mind? To drop a class contact us at least five days before the start of class and your fees will be refunded. Once a course has been offered no refunds will be allowed.

Information on the registration process:

When entering credit card information enter numbers only with no spaces or dashes. Card will be charged in US funds at time of registration. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your order/registration. If you do not, you have not successfully registered.

When registering you will be asked for the registrant's information as well as for contact/cardholder & billing information.

You may "Register" as a User for the site or you can select "Continue Unregistered" when prompted. If you register as a user, the system will save your contact/cardholder billing information for future registrations/purchases.

The transaction will show on your credit card statement as: UAF SNRAS WEB - FAIRBANKS, AK.

Select registration option: ADD TO CART ● Enter your information, press CONTINUE button (You will see summary of items in Shopping Cart) ● press CHECKOUT button or CONTINUE SHOPPING to add another workshop/class ● when you are ready press CHECKOUT ● enter your information using the cardholders address ● press CONTINUE UNREGISTERED ● enter credit card information and check the box "Use current delivery address as billing address" ● press CONTINUE ● press SUBMIT ORDER