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Are you … Going to the annual meeting? Volunteering in a chapter project? Recruiting at an outreach event? Representing the chapter at a community event? Rock your TMN style by wearing our new TMN-GLC gear featuring our chapter logo! Orders can be placed until Monday, September 23, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). There will be subsequent opportunities to order, but the current order will close on September 23rd. Donna Mueller will have samples available at the chapter meeting on Saturday. There are options for every taste: Jacquard short-sleeve… Read More →
Benefiting the TMN-GLC scholarship program, the Landowner Summit will consist of five timely topics for area landowners and is expected to qualify for 5 CEUs. The Landowner Summit will be presented at the Washington County Fairgrounds Event Center. Registration begins at 8:30, with the program beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. Breakfast, snacks, and lunch will be provided. Conference materials will be provided to all participants. The cost for the program is $30 for pre-registrations by October 8, 2019 or $40 at the door. Presentations… Read More →
New to the TMN GLC website is our GLC Milestones page. We all know the dedication of our chapter members who serve as chapter officers, project leaders, and hand’s-on volunteers in our many projects. Those hours really add up. On our new page, we celebrate our new members as they reach their initial certification, continuing members who re-certify each year, and our dedicated volunteers who achieve milestone awards of 250 hours and more. You can find the new page under the Members Section.
What a busy night it was at Blinn College AG complex where the training class met for their last hour of study (Laws, Rules, and Ethics), enjoyed dinner with chapter members, and received their graduation certificates. The 19 new Texas Master Naturalists include: (L to R) Steve Thompson, Gerri Hanten, Ken English, Barbara Boucher, Eric Herbst, Peggy Cadenhead, Ellen Morris, Denise Keller, Susan Vanderworth, Katelin Holliday, Marty Schoenemann, Mike Schumann, Ellis Giles, David Hessel, Lori Hessel, Betty Scardino, Mary-Helen Giles, Lorna Mangus, John Elick. Congratulations!
TMN-GLC youth education is in full swing in the upcoming months. Local newspapers featured two recent youth education programs presented by TMN-GLC members. Third graders from Brenham Elementary enjoyed a presentation on eastern bluebirds by our own Carol Paulson and Jon Watkins. Coverage of the event was featured in the Brenham Banner Press online edition. Another TMN-GLC team, led by Tom Shaughnessy, took 6th graders from Sealy I.S.D. for a “walk in the park” at Stephen F. Austin State Park. In addition to the Old 300 Survival Hike,… Read More →
TMN-GLC will host an Invaders of Texas advanced training following the March 16, 2019 chapter meeting at Camp Kubena in Ledbetter, Texas. Join the network of citizen scientists locating, identifying, reporting, and removing invasive species. This program is open to other TMN chapters and members of the public. Persons who plan to attend the full-day workshop are asked to RSVP to Judy Deaton. Training agenda 9:30 Welcome and Introductions 9:40 Invasive Species: General Concepts 10:30 Prevention & Management 11:00 Break (10… Read More →
On Monday January 28, the Gideon Lincecum Chapter welcomed 20 students into the 2019 Training Class. Helping to orient them to the world of Texas Master Naturalists was Mary Pearl Meuth, Assistant State Coordinator for the TMN program. The Master Naturalists in Training will get 40+ hours of coursework and field trips over the next 2 months with Graduation in April. Training Director Deb Hinze will guide them along their journey. When you see some new faces at meetings or as volunteers at projects, welcome them to… Read More →
The National Wildlife Federation is sponsoring a one-day workshop on January 25, 2019 in Spring, Texas designed to train TMNs and others in monarch ecology. Class topics include: Monarch anatomy, biology, life cycle and migration. Monarch threats: parasites, disease, land use, and pesticides, among others. Milkweed ecology, nectar plants, and monarch waystations. Outreach tools and materials, agencies and conservation groups involved in monarch conservation activities. Citizen Science, communication skills, interpretation, and role play. How to recruit for and structure a successful workshop/presentation. See the entry on the website… Read More →
More than 70 TMN-GLC members enjoyed an afternoon of fellowship and celebration on Sunday, December 9th. In the first 11 months of the year, chapter members donated over 5,900 hours of service in support of conservation. We supported youth education (AgAwareness Days, Brenham ISD programs, LANDS, Family Science Nights), beautified our parks and public spaces with native pollinator gardens, nature trails, and prairie plantings (Winedale, Washington-on-the-Brazos, Schubert House, Indian Creek, Monument Hill, Stephen F. Austin, Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR), and participated in a variety of citizen science… Read More →
Our chapter is accepting applications NOW for the Texas Master Naturalist Training Class that begins January 28, 2019. Join us to begin your journey to becoming a Certified Texas Master Naturalist. For all the details and a link to the online application, click on “Training and Membership” (menu above).