The Mission: To develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of Texas.
The Need: Many communities and organizations rely on such citizen volunteers for implementing youth education programs; for operating parks, nature centers, and natural areas; and for providing leadership in local natural resource conservation efforts. In fact, a short supply of dedicated and well-informed volunteers is often cited as a limiting factor for community-based conservation efforts.
Texas Master Naturalist Trainings
Many fall trainings are being organized now. If you are interested, search for a chapter near you and check back here to see where fall trainings will be held.
To get even more information about reasons to join the Texas Master Naturalist progam, we encourage you to watch the winning submission for the 2015 Texas Master Naturalist Annual Meeting’s Video Contest. The video was submitted by the North Texas Chapter, located in Dallas.
2nd Annual Video Contest Winners
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2nd Annual Video Contest! The winning submissions can be found on our 2nd Annual Video Contest Winners page or on our Texas Master Naturalist YouTube Channel.
2014 Annual Results
As a result of last year’s reports, there have been 398,811 volunteer service hours provided, 51,431 Advanced Training hours obtained, 12,450 new acres impacted, 80.50 new trail miles, and 5,608 outreach events (78% of those events were direct outreach events, reaching 234,000 youth, adults and private landowners) in 2014 alone.
To date, there have been 9,676 TMN volunteers trained, 2,833,064 volunteer service hours logged, 446,850 Advanced Training hours obtained, over 218,000 acres impacted, 1,946 trail miles, and nearly 400 partnerships. 52 volunteers have given over 5,000 service hours, and 9 volunteers have given over 10,000 service hours.
A full-sized PDF can be found here: TMN 2014 Annual Report Infographic
To see how much we’ve grown since 2013, please view our 2013 Annual Results