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Congratulations on your accomplishment. So what's next?
After you have become certified, you can decide to strive to be an Advanced Indiana Master Naturalist.
Annual administrative fee of $10 can be paid at anytime of current year. This fee helps to maintain pins and certificates, newsletter notifications, listserv services, covering administrative costs, and supporting the IMN program. A reminder of this fee will be in the winter newsletters. NOTE: If fee is paid and hours are not completed by end of year, the money cannot be refunded. Money will be used to support the IMN program.
To pay the annual $10 fee, please send money along with your name, current address, phone number and email to (make checks payable to IMN):
Jody Heaston, IMN
Ouabache State Park
4930 E. State Road 201
Bluffton, IN 46714
Questions about the Advanced IMN program can be directed to Jody Heaston at jheaston@dnr.IN.gov or (260) 824-0926.
As a certified IMN, you are invited to the annual gathering of Indiana Master Naturalists. During this gathering, network with other IMN’s, attend some natural history programs and have fun!
2015 IMN Gathering will be held at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Area, Seymour, on Oct. 16-17. More details to come.
Patches and nametags are available to Certified Indiana Master Naturalists. To purchase a patch or nametag, you must complete your volunteer service and receive your IMN pin and certificate.
Patches are approximately 4 ½ inches long x 2 ½ inches wide and feature the IMN logo. They are provided to Certified IMN graduates at cost $4 each courtesy of St. Vincent’s Hospital Wilderness Medicine and EMT Program. To inquire about a patch, contact Jody Heaston (jheaston@dnr.IN.gov). Please do not send money.
The nametags, which have the IMN logo, are produced by the IMN group in Allen County. The cost is $7.50 a nametag plus shipping. Nametags can be provided only to Certified IMN graduates. To inquire about a nametag, contact Jody Heaston (jheaston@dnr.IN.gov). Please do not send money. Multiple orders are preferred for mailing purposes.