Texas Master Naturalist™ Program
The Texas Master Naturalist program is a state-wide program designed 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 for the State of Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension serve as sponsors for the program. There are presently 48 individual chapters statewide with more than 12,800 certified members volunteering over 4 million hours.
Central Texas Master Naturalist Chapter
Our chapter was chartered by the Texas Master Naturalist Program in 2010 and has over 60 active volunteers serving Bell County and the surrounding Blackland Prairie area. We meet the 2nd Tuesday each month from 6:00-8:00pm at the Belton Church of Christ (3003 N Main) in Belton where we have a guest speaker on current nature and natural resource topics, as well as discuss our projects and training opportunities. Our meetings are open to the public, although we are not presently meeting in person due to the Covid-19 virus!
We are a nonprofit service organization working with and supporting a number of other groups such in our area such as Keep Texas Beautiful affiliates, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and local cities and school districts.
For a more detailed list of service projects, please visit the Service Projects page.
Need More Information?
Master Naturalist training is conducted by the Central Texas Chapter in the Spring of each year. If you are interested in becoming a Texas Master Naturalist, please go to the Volunteer Training Course tab at the top of this page.
Contact our Chapter Officers