Texas Master Naturalists not only get their feet wet and their hands dirty, but while doing so they spend time in a natural setting, learn about different plant and animal species, and maybe even find something new: One member, in fact, discovered a new plant species.
To become a Texas Master Naturalist, each volunteer:
- Goes through an approved training program with at least 40 hours of combined field and classroom instruction, plus 8 hours of approved advanced training
- Donates 40 hours of volunteer service back to the state and community. Trainees can complete their 40 hours of volunteer service and 8 hours of advanced training within a year after their initial training.
- Completes another 8 hours of advanced training and donates 40 hours of volunteer service every year after the first one.
Who can join?
Anyone who lives in Texas and is over the age of 18 can apply!