Welcome to the East Texas Chapter Master Naturalist (ETCMN)

Regular Monthly Chapter Meetings are scheduled the fourth Thursday each month beginning at 6:45pm
at the The Nature Center (11942 FM 848, Tyler, Texas 75707-5234 ). Previous members, interested members and current members are encourage to
attend general meetings and join in the fun. Open to the public, and everyone is invited!

NEXT MEETING: Thursday Jan 23rd  in the Nature Center 6:45 PM

 

Want to become a Texas Master Naturalist?  Join us in the upcoming Classes beginning Feb 22

Contact Brenda McWilliams

bmc1105@gmail.com

 

2014 Texas Master Naturalist Certification Class Schedule

Class #1 — Sat. Feb. 22 — Nature Center

9:00- 11:00 am    Welcome and Orientation – Mike Price, ETCMN President

11:00 – 12:30      What is A Naturalist?  — Barney Lipscomb, Botanical Research Institute of Texas BRIT, Ft. Worth, TX

12:30 – 1:30 pm    LUNCH

1:30 – 4:00 pm     Poisonous Plants/Poison Plant EXHIBIT – Barney Lipscomb

 

Class #2 — Sat. March 1 — Nature Center

9 am – 12:00  Ecological Concepts – Larry LeBeau, TPWD

1-4:00 pm  EcoRegions of Texas  — TBA

 

Class #3 — Sat. March 8 — Nature Center

9 am – 12:00   Geology — TBA

1:00 – 4:00 pm   Weather – Les Smith, ETCMN Member

 

Class #4 — Sat. March 22 — Nature Center

9 am – 12:00   Forest Ecology & Tree ID – Daniel Duncum, Texas Forest Service

1-4:00 pm  Entomology — Allen Smith — Texas Forest Service, Longview

 

 

Class #5 — Sat. March 29 – Caddo Mounds State Historical Site, Alto, TX Field Trip

9 am – 12:00   Archeology — Neal Stilley, Past President ETCMN

LUNCH – FIELD TRIP BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH.

1 – 4:00 pm    Field Visit and tour of Caddo Mounds Historical Site, Alto, TX

 

 

Class #6 — Sat. April 5 – John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, Kaufman, TX Field Trip

               All day activity.  Arrive at Wetland Center by 9:00 am.

BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH.

               John DeFillipo – Center Director; Linda Dunn – Education Manager

 

Class #7 — Sat. April 12 – Nature Center

9 am – 12:00   Mammalogy and Wildlife Tracking – Heidi Bailey, TPWD Wildlife Biologist

1 – 4:00 pm    Ornithology – Dave Holdermann, TPWD Biologist

 

 

************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

 


Interested in attending the next Texas Master Naturalist class?  Quick link to the application:  http://txmn.org/etwd/files/2010/04/2013-ETCMN-Application.doc

Members: Remember to check the calendar for advanced training and volunteer opportunities.

 Our Mission Statement
“Certified Master Naturalists are
volunteers dedicated to provide
education, outreach, and service for
the beneficial management of natural
resources and natural areas within
our communities.”

Become a Master Naturalist

Texas Master Naturalists not only get their feet wet and their hands dirty, but while doing so they spend time in a natural setting, learn about different plant and animal species, and maybe even find something new: One member, in fact, discovered a new plant species.

To become a Texas Master Naturalist, each volunteer:

  • Goes through an approved training program with at least 40 hours of combined field and classroom instruction, plus 8 hours of approved advanced training
  • Donates 40 hours of volunteer service back to the state and community. Trainees can complete their 40 hours of volunteer service and 8 hours of advanced training within a year after their initial training.
  • Completes another 8 hours of advanced training and donates 40 hours of volunteer service every year after the first one.

Interested in joining? If you can’t find a chapter near you, contact the Texas Master Naturalist coordinator, a local office of Texas Parks and Wildlife or a local county Extension agent.

Become A Master Naturalist

Want to know more?
Here’s some facts:

Since the organization’s founding in 1998, Texas Master Naturalists have contributed more than 1,003,409 hours of service on 90,000 acres of wildlife and native plant habitats, and reached more than 1.2 million Texas residents of all ages. These volunteer efforts are worth more than $20 million.

Since the organization’s founding in 1998, Texas Master Naturalists have contributed more than 1,003,409 hours of service on 90,000 acres of wildlife and native plant habitats, and reached more than 1.2 million Texas residents of all ages. These volunteer efforts are worth more than $20 million.