Registration is open for Elementary Junior Master Naturalists and Middle School/High School Junior Master Naturalists! Our theme will be “Water Wonders” Come join us!
Here is the registration link.
Please continue to scroll for the 2023-2024 Elementary and Middle School/High School Junior Master Naturalists schedules.
Currently, we are planning for in person classes and field trips.
Elementary Junior Master Naturalists are hands on classroom activities with some field trips.
Middle School/High School Junior Master Naturalist Program will be exclusively field trips on Saturday Mornings.
Elementary Junior Master Naturalist program will begin in September 2023
Note: Participants for Elementary JMN will need to join an iNaturalist project.
Join us for the 2023-2024 Junior Master Naturalist program. Our theme for both age groups is Water Wonders.
The program focuses on Junior Master Naturalists getting outside, making observations, and learning about the creatures seen.
- Elementary JMN will have 1 1/2 hour meetings twice a month on Thursday evenings starting at 6:00 pm including monthly invites to the Good Water Master Naturalist seminar. Meetings will be held at the AgriLife Extension Building.
- Some months will have 1 class and 1 field trip.
- Middle School will have field trips on Saturdays once month.
Elementary JMN Grades: 3rd-5th grade
Middle School/High School JMN Grades: 6-12th grade
Elementary: $51 Total ($25 JMN Registration, $25 4H Membership, and $1 iNaturalist youth set-up)
Middle School $71 Total ($50 JMN Registration, $25 4H Membership and $1 iNaturalist youth set up)
The 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 September for 4H fees and to set up the iNaturalist account.
Each participant will receive a Junior Master Naturalist t-shirt prior to field trips.
To earn the Junior Master Naturalist pin, each participant must attend at least 80% of the meetings.
Program Start Date: September 4, 2023
Registration Link: https://txmn.org/goodwater/junior-master-naturalist-registration/
Elementary 3rd – 5th
September 7 – Kickoff – Why is water Important? Conservation
September 21 – Water Cycle
October 5 Water Properties and Chemistry
October 19 – Fish
November 4 – Field Trip: Fishing
November 16 – Groundwater, Aquifers, and Pollution
December 7 – Wastewater Treatment
January 11 – Waterfowl, Shore Birds
January 20 – Field Trip: Hornsby Bend
February 1 – Water Quality
February 17 – Field Trip: Aquatic Invertebrates and Water Quality
March 7 – Puddles and Microsystems
March 21 -Wetlands
April 4 – Water Reptiles and Mammals
April 18 – Estuaries
May 2- Amphibians
May 11 – Field Trip – Amphibians
Middle School/High School 6th-12th
Our Middle School program will meet once a month on Saturday mornings for field trips.
Proposed Field Trips
Water Quality Aquatic Invertebrates – Stream Team
Water Treatment – Sewage Treatment
Aquifers and Salamanders
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment or Headwaters of the Comal
Inner Space Caverns