2020 SPRING TRAINING CLASS INFORMATION & NEWS

Barron-Richter at Attwater Prairie chicken class

Dr. Barron Rector taught a past training class at the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Reserve.

SPRING 2020 CLASSES ARE on HOLD until end of MARCH

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LATEST CLASS SCHEDULE. 

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Texas Master Naturalist training covers a wide variety of topics including:

    • birds, fish, mammals, insects, amphibians & reptiles
    • native Texas plants
    • weather & climate
    • ecology
    • geology
    • soil science
    • archaeology   

In addition to attending classes taught by recognized experts, you will participate in field trips to exceptional natural areas including Attwater Prairie Chicken National Refuge, Sea Center Texas, Quintana Bird Sanctuary and Brazos Bend State Park.  You will have the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of local geology, range management and ecological diversity. You will also visit local private reserves to experience different habitats and ecosystems.

The classes will begin the morning of Tuesday, February 18 and are scheduled to complete in mid April.  The series includes six classes on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, plus two Tuesday field trips and 6 Saturday field trips. Field trips are held at area parks and preserves in order to provide learning opportunities for new trainees in the field. Day classes are held near the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, Texas Highway 36 South.

You will attend at least 40 hours of initial training in the Spring 2020 Training Class.  If you need to miss a class, please work with the New Class Director to make arrangements for a makeup class. After your initial training is complete, the next step is to become a certified master naturalist. In order to obtain initial certification as a master naturalist, you will join us in our mission by volunteering at least 40 hours of your time toward approved projects and completing 8 hours of advanced training by the end of the year following your training. In order to maintain your certification, members will volunteer 40 hours per year and receive 8 hours of advanced training per year. 

The total cost for the program is $100 per person and includes the book, “Texas Master Naturalist”, by Haggerty and Meuth.

If you would like more information, please contact Spring New Class Director Shannon Westveer at Shannon@coastalprairie.org or Program Coordinator Margo “Mac” McDowell at the Coastal Prairie Texas Master Naturalist office at 281-633-7033 or email at mmcdowell@ag.tamu.edu.


REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT OPTIONS:

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

The easiest way to register and pay the class fee is by filling out the online application available here.  After submitting the form, you may then pay the fee through the Paypal Button. 

Or to register by regular mail and check, send a $100 check payable to “Coastal Prairie Chapter- Texas Master Naturalists” with your name, address, phone number and email address to:

Katie Sallean 

Coastal Prairie Chapter – Treasurer

5414 Fleming Rock Lane

Fulshear, TX 77441

ATTN: TMN SPRING 2020 Registration 

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