Become a member of the Coastal Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist™ program! We are looking for people who are interested in making a contribution to the beneficial management of Texas natural resources by being actively involved in our chapter, which covers Fort Bend, Waller and Wharton counties.
The Fall 2022 training class begins Tuesday, September 13. Classes are Tuesdays from 6 to 9 pm and field sessions are on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm. The program lasts 10 weeks with 16 sessions and will end Saturday, Dec 10.
There is a limit of 24 registrants – classes fill up fast so register early!
The Fall 2022 Training Class Schedule has been released! Click here to view the current schedule. In-person field trips and classes are highlighted in green. Please note that this schedule is subject to change. Check back for updates.
Classroom sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 pm; all but one will be held via Zoom. The first class on Sept 13 will be held in-person at the AgriLife Education Center in Rosenberg, Texas. Field sessions are in-person and are held on Saturdays. Destinations include Seabourne Creek Nature Park, Cullinan Park, Long Point Ranch, Karl Baumgartner’s Ranch, Katy Prairie, Texas Sea Center, Gulf Coast Observatory, and Brazos Bend State Park.
After this Initial Training is completed, in order to become a Certified Texas Master Naturalist, the candidate will provide at least 40 hours of volunteer service in the Fort Bend, Waller and Wharton communities (up to 20 hours may be completed outside of those counties). Candidates will also obtain 8 additional hours of Advanced Training. The Fall 2022 training class offered by the Coastal Prairie Chapter conveniently covers both the Initial Training and Advance Training requirements for certification as a Texas Master Naturalist™. Only the volunteer service hours will be needed and you can start on them from Day 1 – no need to wait!
The registration fee is $125 per person. As part of the registration fee, each student will receive the textbook “Texas Master Naturalist Curriculum”. Couples who share a textbook will get a discount and their fee is $215 per couple.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN! The easiest and fastest way to register will be through the Online Registration Form available here.. Once you submit your application, our Training Class Director Joyce Tipton will contact you by phone to confirm your details. She will then email you the payment information and a link for payment via PayPal. Or you may pay by cash at the TMN office in Rosenberg, Texas. Mail in registration, while available, is not recommended at this time due to how quickly the classes fill up.