Alabama Master Naturalist Program to hold first session at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Alabama Master Naturalist (AMN) program is a statewide program whose goal is to help promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Alabama’s natural world among Alabama’s citizens and visitors. To help achieve that goal, the AMN program works to develop a statewide corps of well-informed volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. There has not an active AMN program in coastal Alabama, until now. Several environmental organizations, including the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, have partnered to begin AMN: Coastal Alabama.

The first of eight sessions will take place at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab on Tuesday, February 25, from 9am to 4pm. Titled “Introduction to the AMN Program and Exploring Alabama’s Cultural Landscape,” the workshop will focus on the diverse cultures of prehistoric and historic populations who shaped Alabama and its culture. The day will be spent learning from experts as well as touring cultural sites on Dauphin Island. The cost is $35.00 and lunch is included. The deadline to register is February 18.

For more information about the AMN Program and to register for this session, visit or contact Doyle Keasal at 334/844-6398 or email

The AMN Program is sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) through Alabama A&M and Auburn Universities, in cooperation with partners Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences; Alabama State Parks; Natural Resources Conservation Service; Dauphin Island Sea Lab; Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries; ADCNR State Lands Division; and Discovering Alabama.