Registration is open for 2020-2021 Junior Master Naturalist Program.
Register by clicking here for the 2020-2021 program Wild for Wild Things starting September 10. Registration page will be open July 1st. Details below. Participants will need to join a Google Classroom and access a restricted Zoom meeting.
Click: Register for free Trees series from July 16 – July 30. There will be three meetings on Thursdays at 7pm as well as two independent outdoor activities. Participants will need to join a Google Classroom and access a restricted Zoom meeting.
Join us for the 2020-2021 Junior Master Naturalist program Wild for Wild Things. We will be exploring the wildlife and habitats near us. Our topics for the year include:
– Trees (free two week introductory series in July)
– Amphibians – Moths
– Habitats and Homes – Mammals
– Backyard Birds – Raptors
– Pollinators – Reptiles
The program will use a hybrid model. We will have:
– 30-40 minute weekly group meetings on Thursday evenings starting at 7pm
– weekly activity packets to be completed individually
– online Master Naturalist videos and other learning resources links
– four Saturday field trips to explore with a Master Naturalist (tentative per organizational policies, parent/guardian must accompany children on field trips)
Saturday field trips will be dependent upon what the COVID-19 active cases are at the time of the field trip.
In order to protect our families and volunteers, there will not be an in-person classroom component this year. The in-person field trips are also tentative, but we are hopeful. In-person field trips are subject to local/state/national restrictions as well as Williamson County 4H and Good Water Master Naturalist policies. Although we love to get outdoors together, safety is our number one priority.
Grades: 3rd-5th grade (previous JMN participants are also welcome)
Fees: $50 Total ($25 JMN Registration and $25 4H Membership)
The $25 JMN registration fee may be paid through PayPal or a mailed check during registration. Registration is not complete until this fee is paid. Additional information will be sent in August for 4H fees.
Participants need to be able to access Google Classroom and join live Zoom sessions.
Each participant will receive a Junior Master Naturalist t-shirt.
To earn the Junior Master Naturalist pin, each participant must attend at least 80% of the online meetings and complete at least 80% of the activity packets. Field trip participation will not be required to earn the pin as we understand some may not be able to engage in in-person events.
Program Start Date: September 10, 2020
Program End Date: May 1, 2020
Thursday 7pm Online Meetings: September 10 to December 10 (no meeting on Thanksgiving)
Amphibian Field Trip: Saturday October 3 – tentative evening time/location TBD
Habitats Field Trip: Saturday, November 14 – tentative morning time/location TBD
Thursday 7pm Online Meetings (before Spring Break): January 21 to March 6
Thursday 7pm Online Meetings (after Spring Break): March 25 to April 29
Birding Field Trip: Saturday, February 6 – tentative morning time/location TBD
Pollinators Field Trip: Saturday, April 10 – tentative afternoon time/location TBD
End of Year Service and Celebration: Saturday, May 1 – tentative morning time/location TBD