The Alamo Area Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program (AAMN) is a 501(c) (3) corporation and is the founding chapter for the Master Naturalist Program that now reaches across the United States. What began as a need to support our local natural resources in Bexar County in 1996 took hold within the state and grew to a national program in a very quick 4 years. As students of natural history and natural science we support our local environment by volunteering our time to endeavors such as native plant landscaping, bird identification and tagging, land management, river and aquatic restoration. A 40 hour course with additional field trips is given to provide the student with a general background in the geology of our area, mammal and plant life that inhabit our area, and the watershed that feeds it. Through the course you learn about our soils, weather patterns, archeology, and the effect of the people and cultures on our land. You have the opportunity to learn about the management of the San Antonio River, the different ecological regions of our unique area and the birds and wildlife that call Texas home. To learn more about the Texas Master Naturalist Program, you may go to the State Master Naturalist site: http://txmn.org
If you desire to give back to your community and are willing to fulfill the Master Naturalist Program requirements, you can become a Master Naturalist volunteer.