Cancellation of Texas Master Naturalist Program meetings and events in response to COVID-19
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all planned events are cancelled through the end of May. This includes spring class sessions, workdays at Seabourne, outreach events, bird hikes, committee and board meetings, and social gatherings.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Click here for the updated Spring 2020 virtual class schedules and other news.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, all monthly programs open to the general public have been cancelled at least through the May meeting. Check back for updated information.
The Coastal Prairie Chapter programs are free and open to the public and are usually held on the first Thursday of the month at the Rosenberg Civic Center 3825 TX-36, Rosenberg, TX 77471. All ages are welcome! Join us at 6:00 p.m. for a 30 minute social time and then the hour long program begins at 6:30 p.m. This will be followed by a 30 minute informational meeting during which project updates and upcoming events are presented by various board members.
JUNE 4, 2020: “Monarch Flyway” presented by Deborah January-Bevers, president of Houston Wilderness. Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, this program will be presented via Zoom to TMNCPC members only. All members will receive an email in advance of the meeting which will provide the information needed to access the Zoom meeting.
JULY 2, 2020: “Pocket Prairies” presented by Lan Shen. Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, this program will be presented via Zoom to TMNCPC members only. All members will receive an email in advance of the meeting which will provide the information needed to access the Zoom meeting.
AUGUST 6, 2020: “Bats-Unsung Heroes” presented by DeAndra Ramsey with the Texas Bat Monitoring program.
OCTOBER 7, 2020 BIRD HIKE! Please check back here for information on the October 7, 2020 fall bird hike. All ages and levels of birders are welcome; meet in the parking lot before 8 AM. Click here for general information on our monthly bird hikes. Our hikes are usually held the first Wednesday of the month from October to May.
For a full list of the birds seen at Seabourne, go to Seabourne e-Bird Species List.
SEABOURNE CREEK NATURE PARK is our signature project. Click here to view the Seabourne Creek Nature Park brochure.
SEABOURNE WEEKEND NATURE WALKS are available by appointment only.
COASTAL PRAIRIE BLOG
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Amber Leung, past president of the Coastal Prairie Chapter, has used her 3D printer many times to create nature-related models such as skulls and wings for use in nature education talks. Now she is using her skills and 3D printer to create face shields for first responders on the frontline of the corona virus epidemic. In this clip from a recent KPRC Channel 2 news release, Amber describes the process she uses and what drives her to help in this cause. Click HERE to view the news release… Read More →
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Texas Master Naturalist Coastal Prairie Chapter (TMNCPC) is a group of trained volunteers who share their appreciation and knowledge of nature with the community through outreach, education and conservation/restoration projects, in or near the Fort Bend and Waller County areas.