We’re really excited to again be hosting an Indiana Master Naturalist(IMN) program! We have a lot of interest in the program this year, so we’re expecting the class to fill quickly.


This Wednesday, March 14th will be the first day to register for the 2018 program.



  1. Call the Elkhart County SWCD Office at 574-533-4383 ext. 3
  2. Be prepared to give your name, phone number, email address, and mailing address.
  3. The first 20 names will go on the registration list. After the first 20 your name will go on a waitlist.
    1. You have 60 days to send or bring in the class fee ($175) to hold your spot in the class. Send your class fee to:

                                                       Elkhart County SWCD

                                                          17746-B CR 34

                                                       Goshen, IN 46528

    1. If you don’t send in your class fee within 60 days, your spot will go to the next person on the waitlist.




You must be able to attend at least 9 classes.

What: Elkhart County Indiana Master Naturalist Program

Where: Each class will be at a different park throughout the county

Cost: $175

Class Schedule:

July 12                  6:00p -8:30p       Orientation and “Greenfire” movie screening

July 19                   4:00p-7:00p        Forests & Trees

July 26                   4:00p-7:00p        Native Plants & Backyard Conservation

Aug. 2                   4:00p-7:00p        Indiana Geology & Soils

Aug. 9                   4:00p-7:00p        Birds & Insects

Aug. 16                 4:00p-7:00p        Water Quality

Aug. 23                 4:00p-7:00p        Fish & Herps

Aug. 30                 4:00p-7:00p        Mammals

Sept. 6                  4:00p-7:00p        Hoosier Naturalists & Interpretation

Sept. 13                4:00p-7:00p        Review & Test