Welcome to the Minnesota Naturalists’ Association!

MNA is a non-profit organization of professional environmental educators, park rangers, naturalists, interpreters and volunteers throughout the state of Minnesota and beyond.

The Minnesota Naturalists’ Association exists to advance natural and cultural resource interpretation for the purpose of fostering wise stewardship of all resources.


MNA Photo Contest

2014 MNA Conference attendees are invited to start taking photos this year to  enter MNA’s annual conference amateur photography contest.  Photographers may enter one photo in each of the following categories:

Minnesota Biomes, Minnesota Animals, Minnesota Plants, Minnesota Phenology, Minnesota Waters, Teaching in Nature



2014 MNA Conference Planning Committee now accepting presentation applications for upcoming MNA Conference: Plugging in to Nature.

For more information and to submit a presentation application, visit the MNA Conference webpage.

June Naturalist Training: Dragonflies

The staff at Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center invite you to attend an upcoming MNA naturalist training opportunity on Monday, June 9, 2014, all about dragonflies.

Naturalist training are free and open to naturalists and naturalist volunteers.

Pre-registration required.  Visit the Naturalist Training page for more information.

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