Keep your fingers crossed. The Minnesota Master Naturalist Program is a finalist for the 2012 Environmental Initiative Award in the Environmental Education category. Click to learn more about this award. The award site also details some impressive program outcomes for 2011.
- Master Naturalist Volunteers reported 28,529 hours of service in the state of Minnesota in 2011 for a value of $596,256.00 (www.independantsector.org).
- Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteers self reported teaching 392,359 people across Minnesota in 2011.
- Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteers self reported providing stewardship projects in 2011 on 277,567 acres (both public and private) in Minnesota.
Congratulations to team members and over 1000 Minnesota Master Naturalist Volunteers on their nomination for this respected award. Award recipients will be announced at a special event on Thursday, May 24, 2012.