Fall 2018 Class Information
The Fall class has AFTERNOON HOURS (12:30-4:30)
Orientation is planned for Thursday, August 30 from 5:00-8:00pm and classes and field trips will run from September 6 through November 10.
Urban Ecology Center
Phil Hardberger Park—West
8400 N.W. Military Highway
Questions: Email Jeanette Geiman
Applicants need to be age 18 or older
Applicants accepted into the training session will be required to pay a $200.00 fee. This fee will pay for the Texas Master Naturalist Curriculum, a name badge, a chapter t-shirt, and other supplies. NOTE: Full and partial scholarships are available.
Application to the Alamo Area Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist (AAMN) is open to all individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of socioeconomic level, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age (18 or older), or disability.
AAMN utilizes the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Volunteer Management System (VMS) online reporting tool to record volunteer service hours. Use of this reporting system is mandatory for all Texas Master Naturalists. We also utilize e-mail, Google Group and other online tools to communicate and collaborate with students. All online tools are internet-based and can be accessed from any computer, tablet or smartphone. It is our expectation that all students accepted into the program will learn and use VMS and all communication and collaboration tools we utilize. We will provide training on the use of these computer applications during class.
Background Checks and Waivers: All AAMN training applicants must agree to a photo and liability waiver, in addition to a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department background check. In an effort to be consistent, this TPWD background check is mandatory of all Texas Master Naturalists, new and current, regardless of previous or other current background checks. After the initial TPWD background check, background check updates are required every 3 years.
Chapter Dues: The AAMN chapter collects $12 yearly dues from all its members. These are due by January 1, of each year. If you have any questions pertaining to this please do not hesitate to contact the training director, Jeanette Geiman.