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TMN Training Manual The 2018 Training Class for Central Texas Master Naturalists is open for registration at this time. We hold our training in the Spring of each year with orientation on March 20, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Harris Community Center in Belton. Classes are conducted weekly on Tuesdays starting March 27 and going through June 5. Attendance at the orientation on March 20 is required unless prior arrangements have been made with the training committee. Please see the information below to get an idea of what the training covers; you can also send us an email with any questions you might have by using the link at the bottom of this page. Hope to see you in class!

Although the final training schedule is still being set, you can see what is in place thus far in the CTMN training schedule (subject to revision).


Texas Master Naturalist trainees must pass a background check and complete at least 40 hours of classroom training in the Texas Master Naturalist State Curriculum. In addition to the training class, to become an active, certified Texas Master Naturalist, the trainee must complete the initial certification requirements of at least 40 hours of approved volunteer service work and at least 8 hours of approved Advanced Training by December 31, 2019, and they must submit the required reports of their volunteer and training hours on-line in the Volunteer Management System.

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Texas 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 and need additional information, you may call Rene Berkhoudt (435) 899-8173, Lynn Fleming (254) 760-4739, Mary Ann Everett (254) 773-9576, or Zoe Rascoe (254) 913-1013.  The training application form required for registration is available from the selection below as an on-line form (the registration fee may be delivered or mailed to the address below) and as a version that you print, complete manually and mail or deliver the form and the registration fee to:

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ATTN: Texas Master Naturalist, Central Texas Chapter, Rene Berkhoudt
1605 N Main St
Belton, TX 76513 

For the class of 2018, the registration fee is $150.00 per person; the fee includes the cost of the bound Master Naturalist State Curriculum, temporary and permanent name badges, first year’s local chapter dues, and fees for facilities and speakers.  All those accepted into the training will, as a separate registration, have the opportunity to register on-line as a TPWD volunteer; TPWD requires that volunteers agree to and annually pass a background check at no cost to the volunteer.

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Plant ID Ft Hood For additional information about becoming a Texas Master Naturalist, click here to send your request to our New Class Coordinator and they will get back with you shortly.

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