2019 Training Class – Greetings Email

Greetings, TMN Program Inquirer!

 

We are thrilled that you have expressed an interest in our Cypress Basin Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program!

Each year, we invite members of our area’s communities to join us in this wonderful program, sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept.

If you love nature, if you cherish the natural beauty of East Texas, and if you wish to preserve this beauty for future generations, please join us and share this passion with other like-minded East Texans.

Our training consists of 40 hours of classroom and field instruction, taught by professionals in their areas of expertise, and founded on scientific research and knowledge.  The training is spread over four months, one weekend/month (Friday 6-9 pm, Saturday 9-5).  The goal of the training is to enhance the volunteer’s understanding of the natural resources of East Texas, and management efforts related to these resources, which will lead to certification as a Texas Master Naturalist.  Please see the attached information sheet explaining all the requirements.

The Cypress Basin Chapter currently consists of over 50 Texas Master Naturalists, living in several East Texas counties, and serving our communities through many different volunteer projects throughout the year.  No matter your interests, there is something for you, both to enhance your knowledge and skills, as well as to build friendships as your build community awareness of our natural world.

If you wish to fill out an application to attend our 2019 training which begins in late-January, please email me, Jill Wright, Training Director, at:  jillmom8788@hotmail.com.  Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, as class size is limited.  The deadline for applications is January 5, 2019.

Please join us!  We look forward to hearing from you!  If you have any questions, you can contact our chapter president, Becky Gullette, by phone at 903-692-3813.

Sincerely,

Jill Wright, Training Director

“Nature is not a place to visit.  It is home.”  -Gary Snyder (American Conservationist & Poet)

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