Ontario Master Naturalist Certificate Program

Program Details

The Ontario Master Naturalist Certificate Program is aimed at naturalists and those dedicated to environmental stewardship, empowering them to learn and share knowledge of the natural world, and engage as stewards of their local ecosystems and resources. 

Participants will receive a certificate after successfully completing eight modules that combine in-class instruction and fieldwork.

Upcoming Sessions

*Registration for the Fall 2023 OMNP certificate is now closed.*  

Please email Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning: cell@lakeheadu.ca to be added to our mailing list for future OMNP courses.


This fall's program will run on Thursday evenings from September 21st until November 16th, from 7:00-9:00pm.

The OMNP Fall 2023 certificate program includes eight learning modules taught in a hybrid model, including interactive powerpoints, videos created for the program, virtual learning resources, a virtual trailhead meeting space, and weekly Zoom webinars with the program's content experts. The eight learning modules are as follows: Geology & Anthropology, Mammals, Plants, Birds, Reptiles & Amphibians, Wetlands, Invasive Species, and Insects. While this program does include live weekly webinars, it can also be completed asynchronously. The weekly webinars with the program's content experts are recorded and posted to the online course site, allowing for students to go back and review the recordings on their own time.

Contact Us

For more information or questions about the Ontario Master Naturalist Program, please contact cell@lakeheadu.ca