There are a number of committees that our members can join to become more involved in Chapter activities. Each Committee operates under a Director, the collection of whom make up the Chapter’s board members. Active members can join these committees (or subcommittees) by contacting its director or submitting the online form (linked below). Committee membership is entirely optional. You can learn more about what each of our Committees do below, and Chapter members can find additional information on each committee in the Members Area.
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The Executive Committee is made up of our elected Officers and is the only committee general members cannot sign up for. They are in charge of overseeing the Directors of the other committees and leading our monthly Board meetings, which are open to all Chapter members to attend.
Advanced Training Committee
Learning is a life-long journey, and if we want to spread awareness and knowledge to others, the first step to doing so is to be informed ourselves. The Advanced Training Committee’s main directive is to help facilitate the training and skills of our members.
As a group of volunteers in a non-profit organization, the Chapter relies heavily on various forms of communication to keep our group organized. Email announcements, newsletters, the Chapter website, events calendar, and social media accounts are all part of what keeps our Chapter “in the know.”
Habitat Restoration & Maintenance Committee
We all joined the Texas Master Naturalists because of our love of nature. If you are passionate about restoring natural areas and promoting the use, cultivation, and conservation of Texas native plants, this is the committee for you.
People often take the various details of social events for granted, but it takes many hands to put together the variety of Chapter activities that our members enjoy. The members of this committee are passionate about facilitating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for everyone.
There is no Texas Master Naturalists without members. We are dedicated to recruiting, educating, and supporting our Chapter members in any way that we can. If you have experience with the inner workings of the VMS system, you may be able to help the committee Director with additional record keeping.
One of our core missions as Master Naturalists is to educate the public about the natural world around them. If you enjoy working with people, this is the committee for you. This committee works closely with the public, coordinating with others to organize Chapter involvement in events, and creating memorable experiences for all.
It’s hard to record Advanced Training hours without new and varied learning opportunities. This is where our Programs Committee comes in. This committee organizes presentations, seeks out qualified educators, and investigates pertinent subjects to discuss.
Training Class Committee
There is a lot of work that goes into the organization and execution of our yearly new member training classes. Luckily, many hands makes for lighter work. If you would like to help educate and acclimate our new training classes, you will certainly enjoy being a part of this committee.
Volunteer Service Project Committee
One of the Texas Master Naturalists’ core commitments is volunteer work. We strive to not only work with and educate the public, but to also directly and positively impact the environment around us. This committee organizes work that can count toward volunteer hours and works with other committees to get that work done.
Youth Programs Committee
Good stewardship is impossible without considering the future. Today’s children are tomorrow’s adults…and tomorrow’s naturalists. We are excited to get children involved with nature: educating them about the world around them, sparking new life-long passions, and hopefully inspiring a new generation of environmentally-minded individuals.
Page last updated 5/4/2023