Applications for the 2021 class are closed – The date to apply for the 2022 class will be announced in February 2022
Training Class Schedule
10 weeks of training August 17 through October 19
The first (and possibly last) class meeting will be held at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, other class meetings will be held on Zoom. Field trips are in-person.
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|
|06/15/2021||Mon||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||Open House||Virtual – More Info firstname.lastname@example.org|
|08/17/2021||Tue||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||Intro Ecology||Fort Worth Botanic Garden – Lecture Hall (participants will be asked to sit 6 feet apart)|
|08/24/2021||Tue||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||Aquatic Systems||Virtual|
|08/31/2021||Tue||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||Reptiles and Amphibians/Herps||Virtual|
|09/04/2021||Sat||9:00 am||3:00 pm||Aquatic Field Trip||Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge||Schedule and what to bring : Aquatics Field Trip|
|09/07/2021||Tue||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||Forests||Virtual||Class Activity – Forest-Consequences_Veloz 9-3-2021|
|09/14/2021||Tue||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||Birds and Mammals||Virtual|
|09/18/2021||Sat||9:00 am||3:00 pm||Forest Field Trip||Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge||Forest Field Trip Itinerary|
|09/21/2021||Tue||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||Prairies||Virtual|
|09/28/2021||Tue||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||Invertebrates||Virtual|
|10/02/2021||Sat||9:00 am||3:00 pm||Prairie Field Trip||Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge|
|10/05/2021||Tue||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||Urban Systems||Virtual|
|10/9/2021||Sat||9:00 am||3:00 pm||Urban Field Trip||Molly Hollar & River Legacy|
|10/12/2021||Tue||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||Volunteer Opportunities||Virtual|
|10/19/2021||Tue||6:00 pm||9:00 pm||iNaturalist||Virtual|
Field trip attendance and class attendance 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: In 2020, the fee to participate in training was $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.
If you plan to submit an application, please send an email to email@example.com, so we can add you to our email list
In your email, include your full name, email address, and preferred phone number.
You will receive information about creating a profile through Texas Parks and Wildlife. 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)
Questions? Ask firstname.lastname@example.org