We are not accepting new members at this time. Applications will be accepted for the next training class in June 2023. Visitors are welcome to attend our monthly chapter meetings. If you would like to be on our mailing list to be notified of when the application is available and about our chapter meetings, please send an email to email@example.com.
Training Class Schedule
Attendance at all classes and field trips is required. Class size is limited. Please apply only if you plan to attend all training and field trips.
|Date||Day||Start||End||Topic||Location||Handouts & Instructions|
|06/07/2022||Mon||6:00 pm||7:30 pm||Open House-program starts at 6:30.||Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge and possibly Zoom also.||coffee, tea, soda, |
|08/16/2022||Tue||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||Historical Naturalists, Citizen Science, iNaturalist||Fort Worth Botanic Garden – Lecture Hall|
|08/23/2022||Tue||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||Intro Ecology||Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge|
|08/30/2022||Tue||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||Aquatic Systems||Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge|
|09/06/2022||Tue||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||Reptiles and Amphibians/Herps||Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge|
|09/10/2022||Sat||9:00 am||3:00 pm||Aquatic Field Trip||Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge||Schedule and what to bring : Aquatics Field Trip|
|09/13/2022||Tue||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||Forests, Geology, Soils||Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge||Class Activity – Forest-Consequences_Veloz 9-3-2021|
|09/20/2022||Tue||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||Birds and Mammals||Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge|
|09/24/2022||Sat||9:00 am||3:00 pm||Forest Field Trip||Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge||Forest Field Trip Itinerary|
|09/27/2022||Tue||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||Prairies||Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge|
|10/04/2022||Tue||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||Invertebrates||Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge|
|10/08/2022||Sat||9:00 am||3:00 pm||Prairie Field Trip||Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge|
|10/11/2022||Tue||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||Urban Systems||Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge|
|10/15/2022||Sat||9:00 am||3:00 pm||Urban Field Trip||Various locations|
|10/18/2022||Tue||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||Volunteer Opportunities||Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge|
Attendance for all classes and field trips are required to certify as a Texas Master Naturalist.
Previous Field Trip Locations: FW Nature Center & Refuge; Stella Rowan Prairie, Fort Worth; Southwest Nature Preserve, Molly Hollar Wildscape and River Legacy Science Center, Arlington.
Class Topics: Introduction to Ecology; Aquatic Systems; Herps: Reptiles and Amphibians; Forests; Birds and Mammals; Prairies; Invertebrates; Urban Systems; Volunteer Opportunities; iNaturalist
Cost: The fee to participate in training is $150. A small number of partial scholarships are available.
Included is the textbook and membership dues for the 2022 calendar year.
Textbook: Haggerty and Meuth, Texas Master Naturalist Statewide Curriculum. TAMU Press. The Chapter will distribute textbooks to students before the first class.
You will be notified whether you are accepted or not by July 26, 2022.
If you are accepted, you will receive information about creating a profile through the online Texas Parks and Wildlife Volunteer Management System and and you will
1) agree to submit to a background check
2) agree to a Media Waiver
3) agree to the Confidentiality Waiver, and
4) agree to the Alternate Workforce Waiver (liability release)
CTMN Volunteer Pledge
“I understand that in exchange for the training made possible through the Cross Timbers Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program, I will volunteer at least 40 hours of my time toward approved projects in Tarrant and Parker counties and complete 8 hours of advanced training within one calendar year.
I understand that I will become a Certified Texas Master Naturalist when I complete both the training and volunteer work and meet other requirements determined by CTMN.
I understand that to maintain an active status, I must complete 40 hours of volunteer service and 8 hours of advanced training each calendar year thereafter and meet other requirements determined by CTMN.
[This program is intended to serve people regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin. CTMN seeks to provide reasonable accommodations for all persons with disabilities. Please advise CTMN of any auxiliary aid or service that you require, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.] “
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