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Becoming a Master Naturalist
- A member-in-training receives the curriculum book after their application is accepted and the class fee is paid. Class fee is $175.
- A graduate receives a graduation certificate, Heartwood name tag and logo shirt during the graduation ceremony.
- A certified Texas Master Naturalist receives the dragonfly pin.
to Certify 1, 2*
to Re-certify 3*
|Initial Training Hours||40+|
|Advanced Training Hours||>= 8||>= 8|
*1 To be completed within 12 months from the start of class to become a Certified Texas Master Naturalist.
*2 You can complete these hours while you are a member-in-training, then graduate and certify at the same time!
*3 To be completed each calendar year to maintain certification as a Texas Master Naturalist.
Each year that a certified Texas Master Naturalist completes a minimum of 40 volunteer hours and a minimum of 8 Advanced Training hours, they will be re-certified and receive that year’s unique pin.
It is possible for a first-year certified Texas Master Naturalist, completing 80 hours of volunteer work and 16 hours of Advanced Training in that first year, to double certify and receive both the dragonfly pin and the unique year’s pin.
What does the Master Naturalist curriculum entail? Our current syllabus can be found here.