Application Procedures

Applications are accepted based on interest in volunteerism, enthusiasm for the
subject, experience in natural resource conservation and availability.

  1. Review included program description and program policy.
  2. Complete the online application (coming fall 2018).
  3. At minimum, provide the names of two references that are non-relatives.
  4. If selected in the first round, complete an interview with a PA Master Naturalist representative.
  5. Successfully pass a criminal history background check
  6. Read, agree to, and sign a “Standards of Behavior” Form

If an individual successfully meets all other selection requirements, however the criminal history background check has not been received, they may be accepted on a probationary status.  Upon receipt of the official report, the probationary status will be reviewed with a final acceptance/non-acceptance decision made at that time.

Tuition: $375.00 (this is for a full year of program engagement and services) plus $25 for a background check. (A $75 tuition discount is offered to applications received before the early application deadline.)

Information: Ellyn Nolt, (717) 368-4899,

Submit application materials to:  PA Master Naturalist Administrative Office, 197 Montour Rd, Elysburg, PA 17824.