The Murfreesboro Chapter of the Tennessee Naturalist Program meets at the Wilderness Station at Barfield Crescent Park in south Murfreesboro. The chapter's inaugural core TNP course (13 classes) will begin on September 2nd, 2021, and run through May, 2022. Classes will be on Thursday afternoons/evenings. Topics covered include: Geology, invertebrates, ecology, birds of TN, mammals, trees, living waters, and more!
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.
TNP's mission is to teach Tennesseans about our natural world, inspire the desire to learn more, instill an appreciation of responsible environmental stewardship, and channel volunteer efforts toward education of the general public and conservation of Tennessee's natural resources.