Advanced Training

Members: Remember to check the calendar  for advanced training and volunteer service opportunities.


October, 2019

ETCMN monthly Chapter meeting – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th at 6:45 pm at the Tyler Nature Center.

Speaker:Jason Hansford with NOAA Shreveport teaching us about weather data collection–1 AT– Mark your calendars! Public is welcome at Chapter meetings.  Bring friends and family.  Board meeting this month at 5 pm preceding the Chapter meeting.  All members are welcome at Board meetings.

LOOKING AHEAD: Register for THE 2019 ANNUAL MEETING in Rockwall, TX. Many approved AT opportunities and a few volunteer opportunities as well. Register now!

2019 MONARCH CONSERVATION WEBINAR SERIES –For more info and to listen to archived webinars go to

DFW WILDLIFE training for service on the Wildlife Hotline– Required for VSH service educating the public about wildlife and conflicts, collecting data used by TPWD urban biologists, and referring injured and orphaned wildlife to rehabbers for care. Ongoing AT training offered at your convenience. Contact Beverly Guthrie at

TEXAS WATERS SPECIALIST —Webinars, group discussion and group curriculum study all count as AT for obtaining the specialist certification. Service is VSH. For access to the curriculum, webinar sign up, and certification requirements,      go to:

EAST TEXAS BLACK BEAR ALLIANCE meets twice a year, in winter and in summer. The Alliance educates the public and collects data. Contact Becky Whisenant for more information at

NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY OF TEXAS (NPSOT) — Check website for info. 1AT

TYLER AUDUBON SOCIETY – monthly meeting September 10th at 6:30 at Pollard United Church in Tyler 1 AT

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION – Link to horticultural programs offered in Tyler:

All TPWD and most AgriLife programs are approved for AT.
All Tyler Audubon, Tyler NPSOT, NETFO, most AT offerings presented in the State Listserve and Invaders of Texas programs are pre-approved for AT as long as they relate in some way to East Texas.
No need to submit separate AT requests for each program named above.
Interested in an upcoming event? If it fits the requirements for AT listed on the AT approval form, please fill out a form and email the AT Committee members:
Beverly Guthrie
Lindsey Smith
Cindy Smith
Approval requires two signatures out of the three members!

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