On behalf of the Cross Timbers Chapter we want to inform you of the Texas Master Naturalist fundraiser for 2021. We are hosting our second VIRTUAL NATURE VENTURE. The cost is $35.00 and you can register here: https://raceroster.com/events/2021/50596/virtual-nature-venture
As part of this venture, you will have the opportunity to get out in nature! We encourage you to share your passion with like minded naturalists by making observations and sharing them on any and all online platforms. Anyone—and we mean anyone!– can participate in this event and support the Texas Master Naturalist Program from anywhere and with any ability! Complete your Virtual Nature Venture by October 14, 2021.
Tell all your friends — register your furry friends too!.
Come one, come all—come get active and share in this Virtual Nature Venture with us!
You will be mailed these items after you register
(2) Phone wallet with removable strap
(3) Can drink koozie with Cross Timbers landscape
Frequently Asked Questions
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1 – Why a Virtual Nature event? Similar to last year, many events aren’t yet being held in person. With that in mind, we are providing an opportunity for Master Naturalists and any other program supporter to get outside, contribute and have some fun in ways they feel most comfortable to do so. Since last year’s Virtual Nature Venture raised much needed funds, we felt comfortable building on that success and hosting it again! With this year’s Virtual Nature Venture, we are able to be inclusive for all abilities and recreation styles and offer many choices.
To participate, we’re asking that you get outside and walk, run, stroll, paddle, swim or sit. Take this Virtual Nature Venture as a challenge to make the time to intentionally get outdoors and observe or recreate. Go hike a local nature trail, bike through the neighborhood city park, run a 5K if that’s more your speed, or find a paddling adventure. Even if your activity is to spend an allotted time outside sitting and watching the breeze – our Virtual Nature Venture is the challenge to make that time in your day or week to do an activity you may not have already planned to do.
2 – Why would I pay to do something I might already do anyway? Your registration for the event is a fun way to help raise funds for the Texas Master Naturalist Program and the important conservation and stewardship work our program does in Texas.. While raising money for these efforts, you are also investing in your own physical and mental health.
3 – What does my registration include? When you register for your Virtual Nature Venture by October 14 you will receive a phone wallet with detachable neck strap, a sticker, a Cross Timbers can koozie, and a Certificate of Participation. You will also be entered in a drawing to win one of ten $25 REI gift cards (redeemable in person or online).
4 – What if I do not want to post pictures or do not use Facebook? No pictures necessary – but it is nice to see your face! If you don’t use social media you can post your observations on iNaturalist https://www.inaturalist.org/ or share your pictures with us. You can email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send a quote or a description of your event. If you upload photos to social media, please tag your photos with #TexasNatureVenture.
5 – What if I need technical assistance? We are here to help! Please send your questions and concerns to: email@example.com
6 – Who can participate? Anyone can participate! You do not have to be a Texas Master Naturalist or a member of any other group. Everyone is welcome!
8 – What kind of things will people do? Pretty much anything! But here are some ideas from last year’s Virtual Nature Venture:
“I’ll be doing an urban hike at the new Eastern Glades in Houston and uploading iNaturalist observations.”
“My group does a bike ride on the bayou every Sunday. We’re going to register, wear our matching swag, have our ride and lunch in the park after.”
“My boyfriend and I are going to hike Inks Lake and take lots of pictures.”
“My favorite thing is to sit in my backyard before sundown and listen to the birds. I think I’ll do this while wearing my swag, take some pictures, and support my fellow Texas Master Naturalists at the same time!”
9 – Is there anything else I can do to help? Of course! Invite your friends and family and anyone else you know to register and join you.