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Indiana Master Naturalist Program

The IURTP will be hosting a Indiana Master Naturalist Program on Saturday mornings from 9am-12pm from Feb 20th - Apr 23rd. Topics will include urban wildlife, aquatic ecosystems, forest ecology, birds of Indiana, plant identification, trail intrepretation and more! Thanks to generous volunteer speakers the program cost is $10/participant.

If you have any questions or would like to register, please contact Michael Caldie by sending an email to

Spring Hike Series

Experience the great outdoors while learning about tree identification, birding, and local ecology from IURTP hike leaders.

Hikes are free for IU students and are scheduled Sundays in March and April at 2pm. To sign-up, send an email to All hikes are free and fill up quickly so sign-up today!

  • Sunday, March 6th
  • Sunday, April 3rd
  • Sunday, April 17th
  • Sunday, April 23rd

  • Past Events

    Hilltop summer campers June 2009

    National Order of the Arrow Conference Boy Scout "Operation Service"

    Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)

    Hilltop Summer Youth Garden Program

    Learn to Fish workshop

    Attack of the Alien Invaders! (a walking workshop on invasive plants in our urban environment)

    Daniel Johnson measures the diameter of a white ash. IU's involvement with the Smithsonian's global forest research network evolved from Johnson's research at the IU Research and Teaching Preserve's Lilly-Dickey Woods.

    Are you or your group looking for volunteer opportunities? Contact the preserve office at 812-855-8742 or

    IURTP field lab receives LEED certification. The field lab building's environmentally sound features earned it the status of being the first building on the IU Bloomington campus to receive LEED certification. View a slide show of several of the field lab's "green" features.

    Revised: August 16, 2010

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