Become a Master Naturalist

Indian Trail Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist encompassing Ellis and Navarro  Counties will hold its next volunteer training in 2016. The program is cosponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

This year’s class is underway. If you are interested in future training please complete our Contact Us form.

This year’s class schedule.

The goal of the Texas Master Naturalist program is to develop knowledgeable volunteers to increase public awareness, understanding, appreciation and stewardship of our natural resources.

To become a certified Master Naturalist, trainees attend classes and participate in field trips covering such topics as geology, native plants, trees, birds, insects, snakes and amphibians, mammals and wetland and rangeland ecology. Classes are taught by recognized experts in each field and customized to focus on the native ecosystems of North Central Texas , Ellis and Navarro Counties, specifically.

In return for this training, participants provide Ellis and/or Navarro Counties with at least 40 hours of volunteer services per year in the form of educational activities, projects, outreach or service and attend 8 hours of Advanced Training.

The Training Program cost of $150 covers the manual, handouts, speakers and a background check. (The cost is $100 for the second family member when one handbook is shared.)

Class space is limited to 20 students. Selection criteria include: interest in the program, availability for volunteer service and commitment to stewardship of our natural resources.  Fees will be collected after acceptance notification and before the first class.

Got questions about nature–??

For additional information or to be notified about our next class, please complete the Contact Us form or call 972.825.5175.

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