Put it on your calendar now as we prepare for our 23rd Texas Master Naturalist Program Annual Meeting, an event to gather, learn and celebrate another year of the Texas Master Naturalist Program. We’re preparing this year’s meeting as an in-person event at the Omni Houston this fall Thursday, October 20th to Sunday October 23rd.
This year’s Annual Meeting will be hosted in the heart of one of the most ecologically diverse urban centers in the nation. Houston is nestled in the Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes ecoregion of Texas, inviting a wide variety of wildlife and vegetation. With a temperate climate and abundant rainfall, more well-known species include the Houston toad and the whooping crane. The conference, held at the Omni Houston, sits on the shores of Buffalo Bayou, creating 160 acres of greenspace in the heart of downtown Houston, and re-introducing the natural world to those who call the city their home.
Call for Proposals
The Texas Master Naturalist Program welcomes your proposals as contributions to be considered for our Annual Meeting and agenda! Individuals wishing to present are invited to submit their proposals via the “Submit Abstract” button below.
At this time, we are planning for an in-person Annual Meeting for 2022! We are asking that all presenters be prepared to host their sessions in person with us this fall, however special considerations will be given as needed. Sessions are currently scheduled to begin each day of the conference at 9am and end at 5pm with final arrangements and schedule to be shared mid-summer. Sessions will be offered concurrently with one, two, three and four hour blocks, built-in breaks and potentially themed days (dependent on final submissions received).
As a workshop presenter, you would have the opportunity to inform and train TMN members from across the state on various natural resource topics providing more in-depth information than their initial core training and curriculum. You are also encouraged to make this an opportunity to enlist and train our program volunteers to assist you, your program, and your work as part of their annual volunteer service commitment.
Please have patience with us as we develop this year’s Annual Meeting format alongside possible changing health and safety considerations and format. We’re excited about the opportunity for a fully in-person program once again. We will continue to invest in ways to stay safe while gathering for conservation and camaraderie at this year’s event.
Submission Deadline May 31, 2022