Now Enrolling for the 2016 Missouri Master Naturalist Training Program

This training course starts with an orientation session on February 10, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. at the Missouri Conservation Department office in Camdenton.

Classes will meet Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m., March 2 through May 25, 2016 at the Conservation office in Camdenton. Three Saturday field sessions are included. Participation will be considered on a first come, first served basis, class size is limited. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Read more about class details: here

To enroll, please download this enrollment form and send a completed version to:

Missouri Master Naturalist
University of Missouri Extension - Camden County
44 Roofener Street, P.O. Box 1405
Camdenton, MO 65020

Community Events

Conservation Kids Club 2016

Get Wild with Conservation!!

Exploring conservation, Missouri wildlife, and having Fun outdoors for 2nd -6th graders of the greater lake area!

All meetings are FREE and take place on Sunday afternoons from 1:30 to 4:30 at the Camdenton conservation department office on Thunder Mountain Road
For more information please call 573-346-2210 and ask for Jodi or Terri.

printable brochure

February 28 Getting WILD in a Winter Wonderland

April 24th Awesome Aquatics and Earth Day Antics!

May 15th Monarch Mayhem and Milkweeed Merrymaking!

stories and photos

Big Niangua River Trail

This new "water trail" is accessible by kayak or canoe and includes 20 points of interest that are marked by signs along the river bank. A brochure is available with a detailed map with descriptions and distances of all the stops. The brochure can be found at Ha Ha Tonka State Park and some of the businesses along the trail. Read More or get a home version of the brochure here: Big Niangua River Trail

We perform volunteer service and offer opportunities for educational training in the Lake of the Ozarks area. Our members share a common interest in learning about the natural world and in helping to protect, preserve, and restore Missouri's natural heritage. Learn more about us here

Chapter meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 P.M. in the downstairs meeting room at the Central Bank building in Camdenton. Visitors are welcome.

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What's New?

Individuals interested in learning more about this program, or participating in future offerings can contact Jodi Moulder at the Camdenton MDC office – Ph: 573-346-2210, or Jackie Rasmussen at the Camden County MU Extension office – Ph: 573-346-2644.