Annual Meeting

November 8 – 10, 2019

University Club

on the campus of Pittsburgh University 

The Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for Pennsylvania Master Naturalist volunteers and trainees to gather, participate in hands-on educational seminars, and receive a large portion of their Advanced Training requirements for the year in one day. It’s also an opportunity for program participants and supporters to network, share new ideas and projects, and to learn from all participants of the program.  

It is also time to celebrate our Master Naturalist graduating class of 2018/19 and recognize the accomplishments of Master Naturalist alumni.

This event is not open to the public.


LODGING: Hilton Garden Inn, Pittsburgh University Place, 3454 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 will provide lodging for our meeting. Rooms have been blocked at a special conference rate of $129/night + tax until 10/09/19.  Contact sales coordinator, Krista Beswick, at 412-688-1991 or and mention the PA Master Naturalist Meeting. Parking is $20/night at the hotel.

AGENDA:  Click here for an overview of the 2019 Meeting Agenda.

EXHIBITORS: Exhibit space is limited and priority will be given to organizational members, volunteers, and groups addressing this year’s meeting theme and location.  Please send a request to

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED: Nature-themed auction items are greatly appreciated. Please contact Maeve Rafferty 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 to allow more of our volunteers to participate and to build meaningful connections by underwriting the cost of meals, class and field sessions, receptions, volunteer recognition ceremony, and much more! Your support is greatly appreciated and will be acknowledged. For more information about our sponsorship levels and request form, please contact Michele Richards at

SCHOLARSHIPS: If you need assistance, a limited number of scholarships are available. Please complete a Scholarship Application.

PHOTO CONTEST: Photo Contest link for more information and an application form




Ernst Seeds Logo_Vector_BW_AI