Registration is now open for the 2023 Spring Training Class!
Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Good Water Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist!
We believe everyone with an interest in nature deserves to learn, grow, and share their passion as a member of the Good Water Master Naturalist Chapter.
The Good Water Chapter holds 2 training series each year. One in the Spring, from March until May, on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-5:00 p.m.. The second training is in the fall, from September until December, on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 9:30 p.m.. Both the Spring and Fall sessions have 2-3 in person field trips on Saturdays. In person field trips include moderate walking.
The fee is $150 a person. The cost for two people registering together is $270 if they want one curriculum book to share. This fee covers the curriculum book, name tags, handouts, background check, journals, and certificates. Partial scholarships are available.
The 2023 Spring Training Class will be hybrid, so people can attend in person or via Zoom. Class will begin on Tuesday, March 7 and will meet on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and will end Tuesday, May 23 with a few Saturday classes and in person field trips.
Classes cover subjects that include, but are not limited to, amphibians, bats, geology, forests, trees, wildflowers, habitat–all with an emphasis on Central Texas. Our classes are taught by experts in their field.
It is important that you attend all classes and field trips so any missed classes will need to be made up. Makeups are arranged on an individual basis. We will take the first 30 applicants.
- You must pass a background check which is conducted online during the first class. Results are usually received within a few days. Once you have passed your background check you may start volunteering.
- You are required to complete 40 hours of volunteer service and 8 hours of advanced training to become certified. You have 1 year from the date of your first class to complete these hours. You will have many opportunities for volunteering and advanced training. Cutoff date for acceptance in this class is March 1, 2023.
If you have questions, please email: Mary Ann Melton, Spring Class Director
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