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.

Upcoming Events

Texas Master Naturalist Trainings

Eighteen chapters are organizing fall training classes. If you are interested, search for a chapter near you and check below to see where fall trainings will be held.

To get even more information about reasons to join the Texas Master Naturalist program, 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.

Chapter Name: Alamo Area Chapter

Training Dates: Thursdays, September 1 – November 12, 2016. Four Saturday Field Trips including Graduation on Saturday, Nov 12
Times & Location: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center, 8400 N.W. Military HWY, 78231
Class Limit: 40
Registration Fee: $200
Registration Deadline: August 11, 2016
Training Contact Name & Email: Liz Robbins – liz.robbins.44@gmail.com
and Chapter Website: txmn.org/alamo 

Chapter Name: Balcones Canyonlands Chapter at Concordia University Texas

Training Dates: September 8th 2016- March 2nd 2017 at Concordia University Texas
Class Limit: 15 community members/15 CTX students
Class Fee: $150 community/$100 CTX student
Registration Deadline: August 15th
Training Contact Name & Email: Theresa Rooney theresa.rooney@ctx.edu
Chapter Website: txmn.org/balcones 

Chapter Name: Big Country Chapter

Training Dates: Tuesday, Aug 9,2016-October 20, 2016
Times: Held weekly, typically on Tuesday nights from 6-9 PM; however scheduled field trips will move some sessions to Thursdays or Saturday.
Location: Various locations around Abilene, TX
Class limit: 20
Registration fee: $125
Training contact: Taylor County AgriLife Extension Office
Email and Phone Number: taylor-tx@tamu.edu 325-672-6048
Website: http://txmn.org/bc

Chapter Name: Bluestem Chapter

Training Dates: Orientation August 23, 6-9pm. Classes every other Saturday 9-4 starting August 27 through October 29.
Training Location: Varies week to week
Class Fee: $100, includes first year membership fee.
Registration Deadline: TBD
Training Contact Name & Email: Ginger Mynatt, Education Chair, 903-819-3937 cell ginger5337@yahoo.com
Chapter Website: http://txmn.org/bluestem/ 

Chapter Name: Bois D'Arc Chapter

Training Dates: August 23 through December 13, 2016
Times & Location: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Derrell Hall Education Center, 2505 North Center Street, Bonham, Texas
Registration Fee: $100, handbook included in the fee
Registration Deadline: August 19, 2016
Training Contact Name & Email: Linda Brinlee, brinlees.barnyard@att.net
Chapter Website: http://txmn.org/boisdarc or on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BoisDArcMasterNaturalists 

Chapter Name: Brazos Valley

Training Dates: Sept. 6-Nov. 15, 2016
Times & Location: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Class Limit: 25
Registration Fee: $140
Registration Deadline: August 31, 2016
Training Contact Name & Email: Betty Vermeire bavermeire@suddenlink.net
and Chapter Website: http://txmn.org/brazos/training/ 

Chapter Name: Capital Area Chapter

Training Dates: Orientation, November 12th. Ten classes Saturdays November 19- April 22
Times & Location: Classes in variety of locations in and around Austin and typically 8:30 to 4:00 pm.
Class Limit: 35
Registration Fee: $130.00 (scholarships available)
Registration Deadline: August
Training Contact Name & Email: Terry Southwell, admissions@camn.org and Caroline Taylor, curriculum@camn.org
Chapter Website: camn.org 

Chapter Name: Cross Timbers Chapter

Training Dates: August 23-October 18
Times and Location: Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, Thursday evenings 6pm-9pm, and four all day Saturday field trips
Class Limit: 25
Registration Fee: $150
Registration Deadline: July 27
Contact name & email: Melinda Pajak training@ctmn.org
Chapter website: http://www.ctmn.org/ 

Chapter Name: Elm Fork Chapter

Training Dates: Tuesdays, 8/30 – 11/15
Times & Location: 9:00AM – 3:00PM, Global Spheres, 7801 S Interstate 35 E, Corinth, TX 76208
Class Limit: 30
Registration Fee: $150
Registration Deadline: August 18th
Training Contact Name & Email: Jan Deatherage, jan.deatherage@gmail.com
and Chapter Website: txmn.org/elmfork 

Chapter Name: Good Water Chapter

Training Dates: Sept 6- December 13
Times & Location: 6:00-9:30 p.m. Williamson County Texas A&M AgriLife Meeting Room, 3151 SE Inner Loop, Georgetown, TX
Class Limit: 30
Registration Fee: $150.00
Registration Deadline: August 23, 2016
Training Contact Name & Email: Mary Ann Melton mammelton50@mac.com Nancy Phillips anrjp1@aol.com
Training Class Page: http://txmn.org/goodwater/texas-master-naturalist-training-program/ 

Chapter Name: Gulf Coast Chapter

Training Dates: August 2, 2016 through November 22, 2016
Times & Location: 5:30 pm until 9 pm on Tuesday evenings, Judson Robinson Jr Community Center and Saturday field trips.
Class Limit: 25
Registration Fee: $150
Registration Deadline: July 20, 2016
Training Contact Name & Email: Julia Trimble, julia.trimble@txgcmn.org
and Chapter Website: www.txgcmn.org 

Chapter Name: Heart of Texas Chapter

Training Dates: Tuesday evenings August 23 to November 15. Four 6-hour Saturday field trips on Aug 27, Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 5
Times & Location: 6 pm to 8 pm for Tuesday evenings, time TBD for Saturday field trips (during the day)
Class Limit: 25
Registration Fee: $150
Registration Deadline: 8/1/2016
Training Contact Name & Email: Melissa Mullins Melissa_mullins@baylor.edu
and Chapter Website: http://txmn.org/heartoftexas/ 

Chapter Name: Hill Country Chapter

Training Dates: Wednesdays, August 24-November 9. With field trips Saturday, September 17; Sunday, September 25; Friday, October 7; Saturday, October 29.
Times & Location: Classes: 8:30 a.m. -1:00 or 1:30 p.m.; Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville
Class Limit: 35-37
Registration Fee: $185
Registration Deadline: July 13, 2016
Training Contact Name & Email: Diana Armbrust; frau.crossbow@swbell.net
Chapter Website: txmn.org/hillcountry/
On-line Application: txmn.org/hillcountry/online-application/ 

Chapter Name: Indian Trail Chapter

Training Dates: Tuesdays, August 30 – November 15, with Saturday field trips
Times & Location: 6 -9 p.m., First United Methodist Church; 505 W. Marvin Ave.; Waxahachie
Class Limit: 20
Registration Fee: $150; $100 for second family member sharing the manual
Registration Deadline: July 20, 2016
Training Contact Name & Email: Lynn Wisakowsky – Training@itmnc.com
and Chapter Website: www.txmn.org/indiantrail/ 

Chapter Name: Lindheimer Chapter

Training Dates: November 1, 2016 through October 3, 2017
Times & Location: First Tuesday of each month from 6-9 p.m. with periodic field trips. AgriLife Extension Service Classroom, 325 Resource Drive, New Braunfels, Tx. 78132
Class Limit: 30
Registration Fee: $150
Registration Deadline: October 19, 2016
Training Contact Name & Email: Darlene Varga, dnvarga@att.net; Valerie Lefebvre, jnvl@gvtc.com
and Chapter Website: http://www.txmn.org/lindheimer 

Chapter name: Longleaf Ridge Chapter

Training Dates: Tuesday Aug 9, 2016 thru Jan 24, 2017
Times: 6-9pm 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings of each month
Location: Martin Dies Jr. State Park for classes. Field trip locations to be announced
Class limit: 25
Registration fee: $140 for individual and $180 for couple
Training contact: Jasper County, AgriLife office
Email and phone number- lori.horne1965@gmail.com Jasper AgriLife- 409 3843721
LRMN Website http://txmn.org/llr/ 

Chapter Name: South Texas Chapter

Training Dates: Eight training classes, Saturdays from Aug 27, 2016 to Dec 10
Times & Locations: 8:00 to 4pm, venues include, South Texas Botanical Gardens, Port Aransas(Field R/V Katy, Ark), Welder Wildlife Refuge, Kika de la Garza Plant Material Center (Kingsville), Nueces Delta Preserve, Padre Is National Seashore, Marine Development Center, Lake CC State Park
Class Limit: 10-25
Fee: $150(includes training manual and other training costs)
Training Contacts: Grace Lopez (361-851-1020, mgracelpz43@gmail.com and Carlos Valdez (361-854-1772, 1taboo2@sbcglobal.net)
Chapter Website: http://txmn.org/st/ 

Chapter Name: Tierra Grande

Training Dates: July 30, August 19-20, September 10-11, 30, October 1-2, 21-23
Times & Location: Davis Mountains State Park, Davis Mountains Preserve, Balmorhea State Park, Elephant Mountain Wildlife Management Area, and Big Bend Ranch State Park
Class Limit: Class is full
Registration Fee: $250
Registration Deadline: May 15, 2016
Training Contact Name & Email: Toni Arnold, starhawk@terlinguadaze.com
and Chapter Website: http://txmn.org/tierra/ 

2nd Annual Video Contest Winnersvideo camera

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 Results2014 Annual Report

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


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