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Enter into VMS as AT: Annual State Meeting
Put it on your calendar now as we prepare for our 23rd Texas Master Naturalist Program Annual Meeting, an event to gather, learn, and celebrate another year of the Texas Master Naturalist Program. We’re preparing this year’s meeting as an in-person event at the Omni Houston Thursday, October 20th to Sunday October 23rd.
This year’s Annual Meeting will be hosted in the heart of one of the most ecologically diverse urban centers in the nation. Houston is nestled in the Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes ecoregion of Texas, inviting a wide variety of wildlife and vegetation. With a temperate climate and abundant rainfall, well-known species include the Houston toad and the whooping crane. The conference, held at the Omni Houston, sits on the shores of Buffalo Bayou, creating 160 acres of greenspace in the heart of downtown Houston, and re-introducing the natural world to those who call the city their home.
This year’s agenda is packed with 100+ concurrent technical sessions lined up with a huge variety of topics – from laws & ethics to native pollinators, from fungi to bird conservation issues and from youth programming to water quality community science. There are some really excellent speakers too! Note that our agenda has shifted up by half a day from our historic conference schedule. Join us early for some in-person pre-conference field sessions Thursday October 20th and a welcome social that evening. Officially, we’ll kick off the 2022 Annual Meeting Friday October 21st in the morning, have technical sessions and keynotes through the whole day Friday and Saturday October 22nd, and run through Sunday October 23rd morning closing with our contest awards and 2023 recertification pin announcement.