Annual Meeting

November 3-5, 2023

Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center

State College, PA

This year’s Annual Meeting will be held in person at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center.

The PA Master Naturalist Annual Meeting is held for Master Naturalist Trainees and Volunteers and its partners. It provides an opportunity for Pennsylvania Master Naturalist volunteers and trainees to gather, participate in educational seminars, and receive a large portion of their Advanced Training requirements for the year in three days. It’s also an opportunity for program participants, supporters, and partnering and member organizations to gather and meet, share new ideas and projects, and to learn from all participants of the program.  Organizations also have the opportunity to highlight how they are supporting conservation and promote service opportunities to volunteers. This year’s theme will be “Connecting Nature, People, and Community.” Please note that this event is not open to the public.

REGISTRATION: Session information as well as registration can be found at PA Master Naturalist Annual Meeting 2023 ( Registrants will receive a confirmation email with their selected sessions.

LODGING: PA Master Naturalist attendees should contact THE PENN STATER’s Central Reservations Department directly by Tuesday, October 10, 2023, to make their own guestroom reservations. Attendees would contact Central Reservations directly by calling 1-800-233-7505 and referencing the Group Code (PAMN23N) or by going to our secure website at Individuals will guarantee their guestroom reservations by providing credit card information at time of reservation.
CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT: Standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m.; standard check-out time is 11:00 a.m.
INDIVIDUAL GUESTROOM CANCELLATIONS / NO SHOWS / LATE DEPARTURES: All individual reservation cancellations received within 24 hours of arrival date are subject to a cancellation charge equivalent to a one-night stay.

EXHIBITION:  Organizational members and program partners are welcome to exhibit at this event. If interested, please contact PMN at

SPONSORS: Pennsylvania Master Naturalist is seeking sponsors for this year’s meeting. Our attendees include citizen volunteers and partners from a variety of regions throughout Pennsylvania. Support will allow us to offer scholarships for our volunteers to participate and build meaningful connections by underwriting the cost of planning, technology, speaker honorariums, volunteer recognition, and more! Your support is greatly appreciated and will be acknowledged. For more information about our sponsorship levels and request form, please view the PMN Annual Meeting Sponsorship file. Questions? Contact PMN at

SCHOLARSHIPS: Please submit a PMN Annual Meeting Scholarship Form to be considered for financial assistance for the 2023 Annual Meeting by October 8th.