I am already doing things in nature. Why should I become a Master Naturalist?
- Classes: You can become a state certified Master Naturalist by taking advantage of the outstanding curriculum and program provided yearly. Detailed information under Class Info tab on home page.
- Partners: Become a volunteer for one of our partner programs and meet like-minded people with the intense training you will receive. Find out about the dozens of opportunities available to make a difference in the preservation and restoration of our Blackland Prairie.
- Statewide Support Groups: Become a partner in the work being done by fellow Master Naturalists and Texas Parks and Wildlife.
- Confidence: You will receive training and access to curriculums and contacts that prepare you to share your knowledge through classes for children, trail guiding, HOA meetings, and various other opportunities to spread the word about the natural habitat that is called the Blackland Prairie.
Who Are We?
The Blackland Prairie Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists is one of 46 chapters statewide operating under the sponsorships of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and AgriLife Extension Service. Our members, primarily from Collin and far southeast Denton County, are trained and certified volunteers committed to providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and areas within our communities. Our intent is to raise our volunteers’ level of understanding of the natural world so that they will become stewards and promote stewardship in others.
In 2006 Game Warden LeRoy Thompson, Jr. approached the growing number of people from Collin County and far north Dallas County who were attending North Texas Chapter meetings with the proposition that he would sponsor and be an advisor if they were interested in less commute and more service opportunities close to home. The chapter has blossomed from a handful of volunteers to about140 members in good standing.
Our monthly Chapter meetings are open to the public. Come see what we are about! Times, Topics and Location listed on our Homepage.
Heard Natural Science Museum and Nature Preserve
Lewisville Lake Environment Learning Area
Connemara Conservancy Prairie project
Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
Projects: In addition to projects with partners we have ongoing projects at:
Heritage Farmstead in Plano
Oak Point within Plano Parks and Recreation
Erwin Park Restoration with City of McKinney
Wylie Prairie Restoration with City of Wylie
Children’s Hospital Native Plant Project in Plano
For information about our Outreach Education programs contact mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about Classes and becoming a certified Master Naturalist go to the Class tab and contact mailto: email@example.com