February 8th – May 3rd of 2017
Registration: Early Nov. 2016 – January 20th 2017
(The2017 class is over. Information about 2018 coming in November. The information below will help you have an understanding of the class and its structure.)
All of the 140 active members of the Blackland Prairie Chapter are excited that you are interested in becoming a Master Naturalist!
In order to be considered there is a “Texas Parks and Wildlife Two-Step” process.
1. Go to the application packet via the link posted below. Download and print, complete and mail to the AgriLife address included in the information. Include payment. The $150 fee will not be processed until you are accepted.
And Next step is just as important:
2. Follow the State On-Line Intro to Application link below and follow the directions.
This is an extremely important step because it begins the required Criminal Background Check (CBC) process and puts you into the database you will use throughout your life as a Master Naturalist.
Sorry, but any CBC you may have through another organization or entity is not acceptable. Using this process ensures your privacy.
Yes, some of the information required is repetitive to the hard copy application. It is a way of ensuring that you will have accurate information in the Texas Parks and Wildlife and AgriLife databases.
NOTE: As you go through the online application process be sure you click on Agree, Approve, Accept or Next at the bottom of each screen.
See Home Page for Maps and General Chapter Meeting Information
Note: Unless otherwise specified, classes meet on Wednesday nights
from 6-9 p.m. at the Heard Museum’s Science Resource Center.
To become a Certified Texas Master Naturalist you must:
- Complete all of the class and field work
- Complete an additional Forty hours of volunteer work before May 15, 2018
- Complete an additional Eight hours of advanced training before May 15, 2018
[note: class and field work do NOT count toward the volunteer and advanced training requirements]
You are allowed to miss one class and have a year to make up any others.
It is also sometimes possible to make up a class with one of our other local chapters.
Please check with them as to the date/time/place of their classes.
Elm Fork Chapter (Denton County)
Bois d’Arc Chapter (Fannin County)
North Texas Chapter (Dallas County)
Cross Timber Chapter (Fort Worth and surrounding counties)
Bluestem (Grayson County)
Indian Trails (Ellis & Navarro Counties)