2017 Annual Meeting

This page contains information about the following aspects of the 2017 Annual Meeting:

To stay up to date with the Texas Master Naturalist Annual Meeting, learn about registration details as they are posted, and be the first to see the meeting’s agenda, join the TMN Listserv. The TMN Listserv acts as the main communication tool for the Master Naturalist Program. Event details, local training opportunities and statewide announcements are frequently sent out on this email list. Details on how to join the TMN Listserv can be found here: Texas Master Naturalist Listserv.


Call for Proposals

The Texas Master Naturalist 18th Annual Meeting is NOW accepting proposals for presentations! The Texas Master Naturalist Program welcomes your proposals as contributions to our agenda! Individuals wishing to present are invited to submit their proposal on the Texas Master Naturalist Annual Meeting Call for Proposals website: http://www.regonline.com/TXMN2017CallforProposals 

Special topics we are hoping to have presentation focus given to for 2017 include – Developing and utilizing social media resources; Non-game species and the roles they play in conservation across the state; engaging diverse audiences in the Master Naturalist programs – as members and as an audience; leadership skills for managing groups of volunteers when conflicts arise; the shared roles of hunters & recreational natural resource users in the larger plan for conservation.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday June 1st, 2017.  Guidelines for submitting a proposal can be found here: Call for Proposals 2017

TMN State Reps 2017 Annual Meeting Guide


About Corpus Christi

Aside from our annual meeting this year, Corpus Christi has a plethora of wonderful sites and places to visit if you are looking for something else to do while in this gorgeous city. From fine dining downtown to attractions like The Texas State Aquarium there are plenty of options to keep you busy and entertained while enjoying your stay in Corpus. To view some popular Corpus Christi destinations, dining and more, please visit the Visit Corpus Christi website here.

Additional Resources:

*NOTE: The Texas Master Naturalist 18th AnnualMeeting will be held at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel. There is a block of rooms reserved specifically for our meeting attendees at Omni Corpus. Registration for the 18th Annual Meeting will include lodging (except for Commuter Options), so you DO NOT need to book a hotel room on the Visit Corpus Christi website linked above.

Sponsors for the 18th Annual Meeting

Once again this year, we are seeking sponsorships for the Texas Master Naturalist 18th Annual Meeting. In addition to general meeting sponsorships we are also seeking sponsorships for specific events on the agenda such as coffee breaks, evening socials and more. These events allow our meeting to continue to provide participants networking opportunities, team building meetings and a healthy environment for productive education seminars. All sponsorships will receive special recognition through conference communication, fliers, announcements and programs.

For more details, check out Sponsorship for the TMN 18th Annual Meeting.

If you have any questions or want more information, contact Mary Pearl Meuth at mpmeuth@tamu.edu or (979)-845-7294.

Current 2017 Sponsors:

 

  • Texas Wildlife Association
  • Texas Nature Conservancy

  • Hill Country Conservancy
(As of February 22, 2017)

Vendor Opportunities

We are again hosting our event with the opportunity to invite a few key vendors and exhibitors with naturalist related goods, artwork, projects, education materials, and messages from partnership organizations. The vendor booths will be located throughout the main conference hallway at the Omni Corpus Christi. Vendors will receive one 6′ table and two chairs. Electricity and other display needs can be discussed if needed.

Vendor set up will be on Friday, October 20th from 10 AM to 12 PM with take down and move out on Sunday, October 22nd starting at 10 AM. There will be ample time throughout the conference for attendees to browse the vendor areas, with breaks and socials scheduled to be held in the vendor space. We kindly ask that all vendors donate an item for the Silent Auction. The money raised from the silent auction will be used to pay for scholarships for Master Naturalists from each chapter to be able to attend our conference the following year.

More information and the Vendor Application can be found here: Vendors for 2017 TMN Annual Meeting

Vendors will also receive special recognition through the conference programs at time of press. Please have all vendor applications submitted by September 29th 2017. Space may be limited and vendors may be selected by program coordinators based on space. For more information contact Mary Pearl Meuth at mpmeuth@tamu.edu or (979)-845-7294.


4th Annual Video Contest

Spring has filled the outdoors with new life and activities. Take advantage of this time to Create a New Video, highlighting a(n)

  • Experience as a Trainee
  • Experience as a Master Naturalist, or
  • Chapter Project.

You can either upload the video to YouTube or send an .mp4 or YouTube ready video file to mmhaggerty@tamu.edu 

The deadline to submit is currently September 22nd, 2017. The top three videos will be announced and receive an award at the 18th Annual Meeting.

Set your length goal for 1 minute, 30 seconds to 3 minutes max. The videos will be posted on the Texas Master Naturalist Playlist on YouTube. See samples of last year’s winners at: TMN 2016 Video Contest Submissions.

Additional guidelines for this year’s contest can be found here: 4th Annual Video Contest

Find tips and resources in the YouTube Video Creation Guide and on our Texas Master Naturalist Facebook page.


Information from the 2016 Annual Meeting can be found in the Past Meeting Archives, linked below:

View Past Meetings

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