“Education, Restoration, Conservation”
The Texas Master Naturalist Program’s mission is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of Texas.
Our Commitment to You
The Blackland Prairie Texas Master Naturalist chapter is strengthened by the diversity of our members. We are committed to providing a welcoming environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion are a core part of everything that we do. We strive to be an organization that reflects the communities we serve and encourages multiple ideas and viewpoints.
The Texas Master Naturalist program is a partnership between the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and other local partners.
Monthly Chapter Meetings
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 – 7PM – Click here to view our Calendar
Come early for the Spring Potluck beginning at 6:30 PM. Pizza will be provided.
Members sign up to bring drinks, sides, and desserts via SignUp Genius:
If you are bringing a dish, please arrive at 6:00 PM.
Our own Blackland Prairie Master Naturalist, Dave Powell, will present on the Blackland Prairie and Prairie Restoration.
About our Speaker:
In 2005, after retiring, I became a volunteer Trail Guide at the Heard Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary. In 2007, I became a contract educator teaching the natural environment. I joined the Blackland Prairie Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist in 2007, holding several leadership positions. As an Independent Science Educator, I teach a wide range of topics about the natural environment in Texas.
I love learning and sharing what I have learned over the past 17 years.
Keeping Nature Real is my motto. – Dave Powell
Physical Meeting Location: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary,
1Nature Place, McKinney TX 75069, Science Resource Center (SRC) building.
Directions to SRC: Drive through Heard gates; go past parking lot and museum building; continue until the road ends at the large white SRC building.
Online Zoom Meeting Registration:
Please register ahead of time for this meeting using your Zoom Account Email address.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.
Online Meeting Host: Heather Fell – firstname.lastname@example.org
Logging AT: The monthly meeting presentation will allow members to earn 1-hour of AT. Log as AT: BPTMN Chapter Monthly Meeting Only (1 hour) with the speaker’s name and topic in the description box.