What does it take to be a Texas Master Naturalist?
Texas Master Naturalists not only get their feet wet and their hands dirty, but while doing so they spend time in a natural setting. Members learn about different plant and animal species, and maybe even find something new!
To become a Texas Master Naturalist, each volunteer:
- Master Naturalist Trainees must successfully complete an approved training program with at least 40 hours of combined field and classroom instruction though a Texas Master Naturalist Chapter
- After completing the initial training, the candidate donates at least 40 hours of volunteer service back to the state and community. Trainees can complete their 40 hours of volunteer service and 8 hours of advanced training within a year after completion of their initial training.
- In subsequent years, the candidate must complete another 8 hours of advanced training and donate 40 hours of volunteer service to maintain their certification (or to re-certify) as a Texas Master Naturalist.
Anyone who lives in Texas and is over the age of 18 can apply!
Our next training class will begin this fall, more details to come!
Individual classes are conducted by recognized experts in their fields. We will meet once a week for lectures. Field trips will focus on birds, plants, fish, oysters, marshes, beaches and prairies of the Galveston Bay area.
Contact Julie Massey for more information. We have a lot of fun. Come join us!
Click here for more information regarding the Texas Master Naturalist program