As we come to the end of 2021, please consider donating to the Tennessee Naturalist Program as part of your year-end giving. TNP receives no state or federal funding.
The Tennessee Naturalist Program (TNP) is a 501c3 education course designed to introduce the natural history of Tennessee to interested adults. Graduates join a corps of Tennessee Naturalist volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the appreciation, understanding, and beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.
Our volunteers combine their diverse interests, skills, and experiences with the TNP instruction to contribute time, energy, and ideas toward making a difference in Tennessee communities! After training, Tennessee Naturalists participate in many different types of volunteer activities such as:
Helping state and local government agencies monitor and maintain the quality of our native ecosystems in a variety of citizen science projects.
Work with nonprofit organizations in preserving and maintaining our state's natural heritage.
Assist with public interpretive programs reaching adults and children throughout the state.
And much, much more!
For example of how our current and former students and Certified Tennessee Naturalists give back to our beautiful state:
In 2020 our volunteers provided over 20,000 volunteer hours in activities from administration to trail maintenance.
All donations are appreciated and can be sent to:
Tennessee Naturalist Program, Inc.
P.O. Box 682924
Franklin, TN 37068-2924
Beginning 2022 we will add a new section to our newsletter. It will be a section of JOB OPENINGS that would be of interest to Tennessee Naturalists. Watch for this new quarterly feature in our TNP Newsletter. If you know of a position opening that might be of interest to a naturalist email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following is an example of the upcoming JOB OPENINGS section: