Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

AT (In-person) Trail Guide Training for the Heard Natural Science Museum

February 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hello Blackland Prairie Master Naturalist!

Are you looking for an outdoor volunteer activity?  Would you like to learn more about the nature and history of the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary?  You can do both by becoming a Trail Guide at the Heard Natural Science Museum!  The next 4-week series of training classes begins on Friday February 3.


Program:  Trail Guide Training for the Heard Natural Science Museum

Dates/Times:  Fridays, February 3, 10, 17, 24 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm   (You will need to bring a sack lunch!)

Description:  Learn how to share your knowledge and love of nature with children and adults on the Heard trails from BPTMN Master Naturalist Dave Powell.  You will learn about the flora and fauna of all the Heard trails during this training.  Numerous school groups come to the Heard throughout the year to participate in guided trail walks, so new trained guides are always in demand!  Guides are also needed for scout troops and for adult groups.

If you are not currently a Heard volunteer, you will need to become one to be a Heard Trail Guide. (See more information below.)

Location:  Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary  1 Nature Place, McKinney TX 75069

Sign-up:  Here is a link to sign-up genius so we will know that you are going to join us on this great adventure: Heard Trail Guide Training Sign Up – February 2023

Meet at:  Laughlin Hall – Enter the museum and check in at the front desk for directions.

Dress:  Routine dress code for activity in the field: Long-pants, boots/close-toed shoes; long-sleeved shirts are recommended.  Master Naturalists should wear their name badges.

Bring:  Sack lunch, drinking water, hat, sunscreen, appropriate outerwear for the weather

BPTMN Contact:  Dave Powell – powell1217@yahoo.com | 469-450-3712

Logging AT:  Log as AT: Volunteer Training to Support Partners with “Heard trail guide training” in the description box.

Other Information:  To be a Trail Guide at the Heard, you must be a Heard Volunteer.  If you are not currently a Heard Volunteer, complete an online application as soon as possible: Adult General Volunteer Application.   If you have questions, contact Laura Ragan at volunteers@heardmuseum.org.

Linda Nixon
BPTMN Communications Director


Dave Powell