New Member Class Curriculum

2020 Class Information

ECRMN orientation class 2020 powerpoint file   ECRMN orientation class 2020 PDF file

Thursday Classes: January 16, 23, 30  February 6, 13, 20, 27  March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2.
Saturday Field Trips: Feb 15 Nancy Webber, and March 14 time TBD at Lake Waco Wetlands

All Thursday classes held at The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St., Cameron.

Event: Master Naturalist Class
Date: Thursday, January 16, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St in Cameron
Details: Program will be an Introduction, presented by MN Kathy Lester
VMS: Trainees claim New Class Training 4 hours, Members claim Admin/Training Class 4 hours, All claim 1 hour Admin/Hospitality if brought food.

Event: Master Naturalist Class
Date: Thursday, January 23, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St in Cameron
Details: Program will be Grasslands and Range Management, presented by Tim Siegmund, TPWD.
Website link: https://txmn.org/elcamino/natural-areas-of-interest/wildscapes-and-landscapes/
VMS: Trainees claim New Class Training 4 hours, Members claim AT: TPWD sponsored 3.5 hours and Admin/Training .5 hours, All claim 1 hour Admin/Hospitality if brought food.

Event: Master Naturalist Class
Date: Thursday, January 30, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St in Cameron
Details: Program will be Mammals, presented by Chris Harper (US FWS),
Webpage: https://txmn.org/elcamino/natural-areas-of-interest/mammalogy/
and Pollen Trackers presented by Daniel Katz with UT Medical School in Austin – on Ashe Juniper.
Webpage: https://txmn.org/elcamino/natural-areas-of-interest/forests-and-woodlands/
VMS: Trainees claim New Class Training 4 hours, Members claim AT: Conservation Partnership for both sessions 3.5 hours and Admin/Training .5 hours, All claim 1 hour Admin/Hospitality if brought food.

Event: Master Naturalist Class
Date: Thursday, February 6, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St in Cameron
Details: Program will be Ornithology, presented by Marsha May, retired TPWD and Adjunct Professor at Temple College.
Webpage: https://txmn.org/elcamino/natural-areas-of-interest/ornithology/
VMS: Trainees claim New Class Training 3.5 hours, Members claim AT: Nature Topics by Texas Professors 3 hours and Admin/Training .5 hours, All claim 1 hour Admin/Hospitality if brought food.

Event: Master Naturalist Field Trip
Date: Saturday, February 15, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Where: Nancy Webbers, 2717 CR 422, Bartlett, Tx, use Maps or see details on website Members page – Directions.
Details: Nature Walk / Prairie Restoration, bring binoculars – More details TBD
VMS: Trainees claim New Class Training planned 3 hours, Members claim AT: Chapter Mtg or other venue planned 2.5 hours and Admin/Training .5 hours. All claim 1 hour Admin/Hospitality if brought food.

Event: Master Naturalist Class
Date: Thursday, February 20, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St in Cameron
Details: Program will be Ecosystems, presented by Billy Lambert and Bobby Allcorn TPWD.
Webpage: https://txmn.org/elcamino/natural-areas-of-interest/ecological-concepts/
VMS: Trainees claim New Class Training planned 4 hours, Members claim AT: TPWD sponsored planned 3.5 hours, and VT Admin/Training .5 hours. All claim 1-hour Admin/Hospitality if brought food.

Event: Master Naturalist Class
Date: Thursday, February 27, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St in Cameron
Details: Program will be Plants and Grasses, presented by Dale Kruse, TAMU.
Web page: https://txmn.org/elcamino/natural-areas-of-interest/botanically-speaking/
VMS: Trainees claim New Class Training planned 4 hours, Members claim AT: Nature Topic by Texas Professors planned 3.5 hours and Admin/Training .5 hours, All claim 1 hour Admin/Hospitality if brought food.

Event: Master Naturalist Class
Date: Thursday, March 5, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St in Cameron
Details: Program will be Water Management, presented by Doug Box, POSGCD
VMS: Trainees claim New Class Training planned 4 hours, Members claim AT: Conservation Partnerships planned 3.5 hours and Admin/Training .5 hours. All claim 1 hour Admin/Hospitality if brought food.

Event: Master Naturalist Field Trip
Date: Saturday, March 14, time TBD
Where: Lake Waco Wetlands, 1752 Eichelberger Crossing Road., China Spring, TX 76633
Details: TBD, Food TBD
VMS: Trainees claim New Class Training planned ? hours, Members claim AT: By Conservation Partnership Agencies planned ? hours. (The Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR) is a research and education partnership between Baylor University and the City of Waco focused on aquatic resources.)

Event: Master Naturalist Class
Date: Thursday, March 19, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St in Cameron
Details: Program will be Soils, presented by Jake Mowrer, TAMU
VMS: Trainees claim New Class Training planned 4 hours, Members claim AT: Nature Topics by Texas Professors planned 3.5 hours and Admin/Training .5 hours., All claim 1 hour Admin/Hospitality if brought food.

Event: Master Naturalist Class
Date: Thursday, March 26, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St in Cameron
Details: Program will be Entomology, presented by Wizzie Brown, AgriLife
VMS: Trainees claim New Class Training planned 4 hours, Members claim AT: AgriLife planned 3.5 hours and Admin/Training .5 hours, All claim 1 hour Admin/Hospitality if brought food.

Event: Master Naturalist Class
Date: Thursday, April 2, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: The Hermit Haus, 411 W Main St in Cameron
Details: Program will be Wildscapes, presented by MN Donna Lewis and MN Kathy Lester
VMS: Trainees claim New Class Training planned 4 hours, Members claim AT: Chapter Meeting or Other planned 3.5 hours and Admin/Training .5 hours, All claim 1 hour Admin/Hospitality if brought food.

2018 Graduation was held on Saturday April 7, 2019 at 5pm at Sissie’s Saddle Shop Cafe, Training Class Graduation Program brochure.  See all graduation photos on our shared Photo Album.

2020 Graduation date and details to be determined.

To submit membership request forms, please see our page How-to-Join.

You can view the prior class curriculums below to see the types of presentations that are given, here is 2020’s advertising flyer.

 

Past Class Flyers

Class flyer March 2010 class
Class flyer Feb 2012 class
Class flyer Jan 2018 class

2018 Class Curriculum

The 2018 class agenda in PDF form is here. 2018 Class Agenda

2016 Class Curriculum

The 2016 class agenda in PDF format is here. Class schedule

2013-14 Class Curriculum

The 2013-14 Class agenda is here. 2013-14 Training Class Agenda

2012 Class Curriculum

The 2012 Class agenda is here. 2012 Training class Agenda

2010 Class Curriculum
The 2010 Class agenda is here. 2010 Training Class Agenda.

2009 Class Curriculum
The 2009 class agenda is here – 2009 Training Class Agenda

2008 Class Curriculum
This was our first class of the El Camino Real Chapter – 2008 Training Class Agenda

Course Curriculum Goals
This is the state-advised overall curriculum goals.
CurriculumGoals CurriculumGoals PDF file

Course Lecture Materials
All presentations that were offered to us for posting are included under the “Natural Areas of Interest” section of the web site, under the topic area covered.

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