Welcome to the Cypress Basin Chapter

Master Naturalists Training Class – Updated

2021 Class with training staff and Heidi Bailey at Lake O’ the Pines Corps Headquarters

The Cypress Basin Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists began their new training class August 20. The required 40 hours of training is spread over 4 months, one weekend a month (Friday 6-9pm and Saturday 9-5). Most classes will be held at Lake O’ The Pines Corps of Engineers Headquarters.

Being a Master Naturalist includes volunteering to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and areas in East Texas.

Photos from recent trainings on Mammalogy, Ornithology and Archaeology.

Left: Heidi Bailey, TPWD, Wildlife Biologist; Middle: David Brotherton, Birder Extraordinaire and author of 100 Birds of Morris County; Right: Todd McMakin, Sr. Archaeologist and owner, Stone Point Services, Inc. Tyler, TX.

For more information, send inquiries to Caroline Hughes at cahughes8@gmail.com.

 

 

What is a Master Naturalist?

Someone who’s NOT afraid of digging in the dirt and slogging through the mud while giving back to the community. Volunteers with the interest and desire to give back to their community and willingness to attend the training. Volunteers must complete a training course on the area’s natural features and the impact that people have on nature. The course includes presentations by biologists, geologists, naturalists, and others from local, state, and federal agencies and universities. You must complete a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service and 8 hours of advanced training during the first 12 months following your completion of the course (to be completed before your course’s graduation anniversary date).

Come join the fun.

The Mission: To develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide
education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management
of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the
State of Texas.

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