Welcome to the Guadalupe Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program. The Texas Master Naturalist program, is a statewide organization sponsored jointly by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. The mission of the Texas Master Naturalist program is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. The Guadalupe chapter serves the Guadalupe County area.
Examples of our volunteer efforts in Guadalupe County include but are not limited to:
- Working with school-age groups at the Seguin Outdoor Learning Center
- Developing and presenting nature programs in the Seguin Parks
- Manning booths at community events such as Earth Day
- Water quality monitoring and other Citizen Scientist programs
- Work in the Canyon Lake Gorge as guides/docents, and trail workers
- Working to develop trails and a healthier forest in Seguin’s Park West
- Interpretive Bird watching walks/talks at Crescent Bend and Warbler Woods
- Managing Invasive plants at Neasloney Wildlife Management Area
- Educational programs at schools
- Bat Conservation International
- Working with Palmetto State Park
- And so much More!!!
2019 Training Class
We are currently looking for individuals interested in our 2019 Training Class. Our next class will begin on Tuesday, August 13 and will be held every other Tuesday afternoon from 1 – 4:30 p.m at the Agri-Life Extension building, 210 Live Oak, Seguin, TX. The final class will be on Tuesday, November 9, 2019.
Texas Master Naturalists are volunteers with the interest and desire to learn more about the natural world around them and to give back to their local community. There are three components to the program:
2] Volunteer Service Hours; and
3] Advanced Training.
Texas Master Naturalists operate under the sponsorship of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Our monthly meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month except June & July at the AgriLife Bldg.
We would love to have you join us to learn about the habitats, geology, climatology, archaeology, birds, mammals, fish, reptiles/amphibians and more of the Guadalupe County area.
Annual dues, payable by the end of March of any calendar year, are $25.
A link to the application can be found here: 2019 Training Class application.
Contact Marilyn Anderson, MarilynA@access4less.net or 830-379-5755 for more information or to be added to our list of future students.
It will spark your curiosity; it will engage your senses. Join us. Become a Naturalist!
Monthly Chapter Programs
Our chapter programs are held the fourth Monday of the month (except June & July) and are open to the public. The Programs are at Guadalupe County AgriLife Extension Building, 210 E. Live Oak, Seguin, TX.
Please see the calendar on the right for information.
For more information about the Texas Master Naturalist program, go here: http://txmn.org/