About the Minnesota Naturalists Association
“The Minnesota Naturalists’ Association (MNA) exists to advance natural and cultural resource interpretation for the purpose of fostering wise stewardship of all resources.”
MNA strives to achieve this purpose by:
- establishing lines of communication and promoting cooperation among nature centers, environmental education centers, parks, camps, museums, and related facilities.
- stimulating thought, the exchange of ideas, and for mutual assistance. maintaining communication with related professionals, with administrators, and with the public to promote interest in and understanding of natural and cultural interpretation.
- encouraging the development of and implementation of programs and training in natural and cultural interpretation.
MNA provides a training and information exchange network for its members through two annual workshops, a fall conference, and six annual newsletters. MNA also provides information on jobs, networking with other environmental education organizations, and access to the experience and knowledge of the rest of MNA’s membership.
Through a variety of committees, MNA gives its members the opportunity to become involved in a many of the organization’s activities. Members plan and facilitate upcoming workshops, design and publish newsletters and research and recommend environmental activities for the organization to become involved in.
More than anything, MNA is a community of individuals dedicated to natural history and environmental education. The knowledge and support of others striving toward similar goals is an invaluable asset to any member of the organization.
Get to know the MNA Board Members
Minnesota Naturalists’ Association
P.O. Box 4806
Saint Paul, MN 55101