Fall Registration is full and the Wait List has closed.
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.
Our Fall 2023 training class will begin with an in-person meeting on Saturday, August 19. Classes are held Tuesday evenings by Zoom and field sessions are on Saturdays. The program lasts around 13 weeks with about 14 sessions.
There is a limit of 24 registrants – classes fill up fast so register early!
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. Training courses offered by the Coastal Prairie Chapter conveniently cover 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 course fee of $125 for individuals (or $215 for couples willing to share a textbook) will be due at the time of approval of your application. As part of the course fee, each student will receive the textbook “Texas Master Naturalist Curriculum”. Couples who share a textbook will get a discount.
ONLINE REGISTRATION! The Online Registration Form will be available here on June 27th, 2023 at 9AM. Once you submit your application, our Training Class Director will send you an email confirmation to determine an available time to contact you by phone to confirm your details. Once your application has been approved, 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.