TN Naturalist

Cedars of Lebanon Chapter

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Inspiring the desire to learn and share Tennessee’s nature

Registration is complete. There are no seats remaining in the 2021 program.


2021 Class Schedule

May 8 — Becoming a Naturalist 
May 15 — Geology   
June 5 — Forests & Trees 
June 12 — Living Waters
June 19 — Ecology and Plants
July 10 — Nocturnal Naturalist & Astronomy ** (new moon)
July 24 — Invertebrates
August 14 — Mammals
August 28 — Birds
September 11 — make up date if needed
September 25 — Reptiles & Amphibians

** Nocturnal Nature & Astronomy is an evening class.
** All other classes begin at 9:00 a.m.. All participants should arrive 15 minutes before each class begins to retrieve your name badge, sign the attendance sheet, and receive announcements. 


The Tennessee Naturalist Program (TNP) is an education training course designed to introduce the natural history of Tennessee to interested adults. The Cedars of Lebanon Chapter of TNP offers 10 classes for 40 hours of instruction — half in the classroom and half in the field. Instructors are experts in their disciplines.

To become certified as a Tennessee Naturalist, participants must complete all class instruction and volunteer a minimum of 40 hours in an approved service capacity — environmental education, citizen science, or stewardship — dedicated to the appreciation, understanding and beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas in our community.

Cedars of Lebanon TNP Course Topics

Naturalist Skills   Forests & Tree ID
Geology   Ecology
Birds   Mammals
Reptiles & Amphibians   Herbaceous Plants & Fungi
Nocturnal Naturalists   Astronomy
Insects & other Invertebrates   Rivers, Wetlands & Watersheds



TNP participants may make-up no more than two (2) classes at no charge for any sessions missed in their original class year. Ideally, makeup classes should take place at your home chapter.

ALSO NOTE: Makeup class attendance is contingent on space availability. Please confirm a spot with the coordinator of any chapter before showing up.

To request a seat for any makeup class with the Cedars of Lebanon Chapter, email  in advance of the desired class. Available seats will be given on a first-come first-served basis.

Cedars of Lebanon State Park
328 Cedar Forest Road
Lebanon, TN 37090

Phone: 615-443-2769

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