2019 Class Schedule & Field Trips

Class Schedule

  • Feb. 13 – Welcome
    Ethics of a Texas Master Naturalist-CMDR Michael Mitchell, Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. The Joy of Volunteering and Carol Clark-Blackland Prairie Texas Master Naturalist
  • Feb. 20 – Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time. Film and Discussion
  • Feb. 27 – Blackland Prairie Geology-Diane Brownlee, Registered Professional Geologist
  • Mar. 6 –  Blackland Prairie Ecology – Sam Kieschnick, TPWD Urban Biologist.
  • Mar. 13 – Blackland Prairie Mammals and DFW Urban Wildlife – Brett Johnson, City of Dallas Urban Wildlife Biologist.
  • Mar. 20 – Blackland Prairie Soils and Rocks – BPTMN members Dick Zartler and Lorelei Stierlen.
  • Mar. 27 – What is a Plant and Plant Defenses – Dr. George Diggs, Phd.  Austin College, Retired
  • Apr. 3 – Birds of the Blackland Prairie- Gailon Brehm, BPTMN member and Prairie & Timber Audubon Society member.
  • Ap10 – Meteorology: North Texas Weather – Dr. David Baker, Austin College.
  • Apr. 17 -Entomology: North Texas Insects – Dr. Mike Merchant, TAMU Professor & Extension Urban Entomologist
  • Apr. 24 – Macroinvertebrates & Water Quality – LuAnne Ray, BPTMN member
  • May 1 – Trees of Collin County – David Powell, Mike Roome, Rick Travis, BPTMN members.
  • May 8 – Heard Trail Walks – BPTMN members Carol Clark, Melanie Schuchart, LuAnne Ray, Bill Woodfin, and David Powell.

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Field Trip Schedule  –    Participants must attend at least three of the following Class Field Trips 

 

Feb. 16– Holifield Science and Learning Center – 9:30am – 11:30am
Mar. 16– Birding in the Connemara- 8:00am – 11:00 am
Mar. 23 – Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area – 9:00am – 12:00pm
Apr. 6 – Blackland Prairie Raptor Center – 10:30am – 3:30pm
May 4 – Parkhill Prairie Walk – Rich Jaynes – 9:00am – 11:30am

TBD – Erwin Prairie Restoration Tour
TBD – Woodfin Farm Wildflower Walk    

*In addition, some walks and field trips will be offered in the late summer and fall.


If you are interested in registering for the 2019 class go to: Class of 2019.
If you still have questions after reading the information under Class Introduction and Class of 2019 Brochure.

Contact Maureen at 972-548-4232 or email the Education Director – Greg – at  education@bptmn.org

 

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