New Member Training

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Texas Master Naturalist. The program has three components: new member training, volunteer service, and advanced training. New member training is offered each fall and is accomplished by attending forty hours of class taught by various experts in such fields as ornithology, herpetology, habitats, ecoregions, and many others. Volunteer service hours are obtained through chapter projects in the community. Numerous advanced training opportunities for members occur throughout the year for year-long learning.

To become a member in the Brazos Valley Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist, you must enroll in and complete our New Member Training course. Classes are Tuesday evenings 6:00-9:00pm from September 4th to November 13, 2018 at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History in Bryan, TX or the Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections in College Station, TX. In addition to the eleven classes, there will be five Saturday field trips,  (9/22, 9/29, 10/13, 10/20, 11/3). Click Class Schedule 2018 for information on topics and speakers.

To enroll in our New Member Training class, please download and fill out the TMN_Application Form 2018. The application deadline is: August 21, 2018.

Tuition includes all printed class materials, Texas Master Naturalist polo-Shirt, permanent identification name tag, and completion certificate. Transportation to classes is not provided, however carpooling is usually available for field trips.

The Texas Master Naturalist Program, sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Brazos County and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, has been established to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers who provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Betty Vermeire.
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or phone number: 979.324.6654

Yours truly,
The New Member Training Committee
TMN Brazos Valley Chapter Inc.


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