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 to the public in Seguin Parks
- Manning booths at community events such as Earth Day
- Monitoring water quality and other Citizen Scientist programs
- Volunteering in the Canyon Lake Gorge as guides/docents and trail workers
- Working to develop trails and a healthier forest in Seguin’s Park West
- Hosting interpretive Bird Watching walks/talks at Crescent Bend Nature Park and Warbler Woods
- Managing invasive plants at M.O. Neasloney Wildlife Management Area
- Presenting educational programs at schools
- Supporting Bat Conservation International at Bracken Cave Preserve as docents and trail workers
- Working with Palmetto State Park
- And so much more!!!
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:
- Volunteer Service Hours; and
- Advanced Training.
Texas Master Naturalists operate under the sponsorship of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
We would love to have you join us to learn about Guadalupe County habitats, geology, climatology, archaeology, birds, mammals, fish, reptiles/amphibians, and more.
Annual dues, payable by the end of March of any calendar year, are $25.
2021 Guadalupe Chapter Master Naturalist Certification Class
We’re no longer accepting applications for our 2021 class, but we cordially invite you to attend our monthly meetings if you would like to see what we’re all about. We’ve kept the information available below so you can have an idea about how it will work for the 2022 class. For more information or to be added to our list of future students contact Marilyn Anderson at MarilynA@access4less.net or 830-379-5755. You can also review requirements and check out our application process at these links:
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 held at the Guadalupe County AgriLife Extension Building, 210 E. Live Oak, Seguin, TX.
Please see the Chapter Calendar for more information.
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