Through the Texas Master Naturalist volunteer program, you can help both children and adults learn about our natural resources, inspire them to a new appreciation of their environment, and ensure that others will be able to enjoy the natural Texas for years to come. You can enhance your own knowledge and skills and, perhaps most satisfying of all, have an opportunity to build friendships and working relationships with others who share your interests.

By joining the Master Naturalist program, you can enhance your love of nature through research-based, scientific knowledge. You will receive in-depth, customized training in wildlife and natural resource management taught by recognized experts in their fields. You will also have the opportunity to take advanced training in subjects that particularly interest you. In return, you will provide your community with volunteer service in the form of educational activities, stewardship projects or demonstrations. You might serve on a speakers bureau to make presentations to community organizations or you could introduce children to local plants, insects, and animals. You might serve as an interpretive guide, build trails or exhibits, restore prairie or dune habitats, monitor beaches for endangered sea turtles, or kayak around shell islands to monitor bird-life. The possibilities are endless, limited only by your imagination!

Why not come meet us? Our chapter meetings are held on the first Thursday of even numbered months at the Agrilife Extension Office at Carbide Park starting at 6:30. Visitors are always welcome!

Take a look at our calendar to get an idea of what we do.

To become a certified Texas Master Naturalist, you must take our training class and complete 40 hours of volunteer service and eight hours of advanced training. It may sound daunting – but we have a lot of fun! For more information, contact us.

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