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The Nature of Teaching & Indiana Master Naturalist Training Workshops

Have you taken an Indiana Master Naturalist course and want to learn more about engaging youth with nature? The Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Purdue Extension are partnering to offer seven separate trainings this summer to gain experience and the necessary tools to host their own Nature of Teaching Workshops to better engage youth with nature. This will include sessions on health and wellness, food waste, and wildlife engagement
Cost: $10 (take-home kit included)

Contact: Laurynn Thieme at

Sessions (Each workshop will be held from 1-5 PM):

  • Friday, May 21 Purdue ExtensionLake County 2293 North Main Street Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Saturday, May 22 Environmental Resources Center- PFW 2101 E Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46805
  • Tuesday, June 1 Purdue ExtensionHarrison County 247 Atwood Street Corydon, IN 47112
  • Wednesday, June 30 John S. Wright Forestry Center 1007 N 725 W, West Lafayette, IN 47906
  • Sunday, July 11 Munsee Woods 5701 S 475 E Selma, IN 47383
  • Friday, July 30 Karst Farm Park 2450 South Endwright Road Bloomington, IN 47403
  • Saturday, July 31 Mesker Park Zoo 1545 Mesker Park Drive Evansville, IN 47720

For more information, please view the The Nature of Teaching & Indiana Master Naturalist Training Flyer (pdf).


  • Purdue Nature of Teaching
  • Purdue Nature of Teaching YouTube channel
  • Transporting Food Waste, The Education Store, Purdue Extension resource center
  • Resourceful Animal Relationships, The Education Store
  • Benefits of Connecting with Nature, The Education Store


Laurynn Thieme, Extension Educator & Nature of Teaching Program Coordinator
Purdue Extension - Delaware County

Rod Williams, Professor of Wildlife Science
Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

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