Greetings from the Bluestem Master Naturalist members,
We hope your interest in nature and conservation will encourage you to become a Texas Master Naturalist in the Bluestem Chapter. Below explains the process.
To become a Texas Master Naturalist:
- Complete a training program, consisting of a minimum of 40 hours of classroom training and field work covering a wide range of topics, including: ecological concepts, land stewardship, geology and soils, birds, fish, insects, and native plants, grasses, and tree identification to name a few.
Steps to begin your Texas Master Naturalist journey:
- Read and complete the Bluestem Chapter 2023 Application for the Training Program.
- Submit your application by printing and mailing your application to:
Bluestem Master Naturalist
P.O. Box 913691
Sherman, Texas 75090
- Receive an email from the Bluestem Chapter accepting you into the 2023 class with further instructions.
- Begin attending classes in early August 2023
To become a certified Texas Master Naturalist:
- Complete 8 hours of approved advanced training (AT) and 40 hours of approved volunteer service within one year after completing the training program.
To remain a certified Texas Master Naturalist:
- Annually complete another 8 hours of approved advanced training and 40 hours of approved volunteer service.