The Texas Master Naturalist mission 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 for the State of Texas.
VOLUNTEER SERVICE IS THE REASON FOR OUR EXISTENCE
Chapter members must contribute 40 hours of volunteer service annually to retain certification in the Texas Master Naturalist program. Our members make a difference in more than 115 chapter-approved volunteer projects across our ten-county service area and contribute thousands of hours each year towards the preservation of our Hill Country environment. For approved projects, please click here.
HOW TO BECOME A TEXAS MASTER NATURALIST AND MEMBER OF THE HILL COUNTRY CHAPTER
For information on becoming a Texas Master Naturalist and member of the Hill Country Chapter, click here. Our next class is scheduled to begin in mid-February, 2022, with the first class scheduled for Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Commencement will be in the week of May 9, 2022. Feel free to look at the schedule that was used during the 2021 class by clicking here. The 2021 schedule was designed with COVID restrictions dictating some of how we were able to accomplish class activities. Depending on what happens with COVID between now and February of 2022, the class may be structured differently.
TOUR OF POLLINATOR GARDEN AT BANDERA NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
On July 28, 2021 Janis Arterbury, Hill Country Chapter member and volunteer for the Texas Master Naturalist Program, led this video tour of the Pollinator Garden she manages at the Bandera Natural History Museum in Bandera, Texas. She discussed what it takes for her and her team to maintain the plants that attract birds and butterflies to the garden throughout the year.