2020 Annual Meeting

When: October 16th-18th, 2020

Where: Omni Houston Westside Hotel, 13210 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079

Join us for our 21st Texas Master Naturalist Program Annual Meeting, where we’ll gather, learn and celebrate another year of the Texas Master Naturalist program. This year’s event, taking place in Houston, Texas, will run from Friday, October 15th through Sunday, October 18th. The event will be hosted at the Omni Houston Westside, just off I-10 near Katy.

The year’s Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for Texas Master Naturalist volunteers from around the state to gather, participate in hands-on educational seminars, and receive all of their Advanced Training requirements for the year within one weekend. It’s also an opportunity for program participants and supporters to network, share new ideas/projects, and to learn from different chapters from different regions of the state. This year’s meeting will also include day trips and training workshops to many local, state and even national refuges/parks, many of which will focus on the diversity of geography, flora, fauna and history this unique area of Texas.

Call for Proposals

The Texas Master Naturalist 2020 Annual Meeting is accepting proposals for presentations! This year’s Annual Meeting will be held October 16th through 18th at the Omni Houston Westside.

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 –

Call for Proposals – Texas Master Naturalist Annual Meeting, October 2020

As a training workshop presenter, you would have the opportunity to inform and train TMN members from across the state on various natural resource topics providing more in-depth information than their initial core training and curriculum and you could do so in just one trip on one weekend. You are also encouraged to make this an opportunity to enlist and train our program volunteers to assist you, your program, and your work as part of their annual volunteer service commitment.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday May 31st, 2020.

Additional information about the Call for Proposals, submission requirements and timeline can be found here – Call for Proposals 2020

Seeking Sponsorship

Once again this year, we are seeking sponsorships for the Texas Master Naturalist 21st 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 educational seminars. More information can be found here – Sponsors for 2020 TMN Annual Meeting.

All sponsorships will receive special recognition through conference communication, fliers, announcements and programs. Sponsors may make a general contribution to support and sponsor the TMN Annual Meeting as a whole at any of the following levels:

Be a Friend = $150

Be an Ecologist = $300

Be a Steward = $500

Be a Conservationist = $1,000+

Be a Naturalist = $5,000+

 For more information,  contact Mary Pearl Meuth at (mpmeuth@tamu.edu) or (979) 845-7294.

Seeking Vendors

We are once again hosting our event with the opportunity to invite a few key vendors and exhibitors with naturalist related goods, artwork, projects, educational materials, plants, and messages from partnership organizations. The vendor booths will be located throughout the main conference hallway at the Hilton Rockwall. 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 16th from 10am to noon with take down and move out on Sunday, October 18th starting at 10am. 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.

Additional information and our Vendor Application can be found here – Vendor Info and Application Form 2020

Vendors will also receive special recognition through the conference programs at time of press. Please have all vendor applications submitted by September 15th, 2020. 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.

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