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 80 chapter-approved volunteer projects across our ten-county service area. For approved projects, please click here.
HOW TO BECOME A TEXAS MASTER NATURALIST AND MEMBER OF THE HILL COUNTRY CHAPTER
Why join the Master Naturalist Program? How does one become a Texas Master Naturalist and member of the Hill Country Chapter? Answers are available on the state Texas Master Naturalist website.
These people just became Texas Master Naturalists (for more information on this graduating class, see the President’s message on pp. 1-2 of our May Newsletter by clicking here):
Below is a video of this year’s commencement. On May 11, 2021 at the Happy State Bank Expo Hall in Kerrville, Texas the Hill Country Chapter Class of 2021 celebrated the completion of their Training and became Texas Master Naturalists. The graduation took place at the Happy State Bank Expo Hall in Kerrville, Texas and included in this video are the reflections about the Training Class as told from the perspective of several students, a slideshow of images from the Training Class by Class photographer Pat Lucas and footage from the graduation as it was streamed live to facebook. The Hill Country Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist welcomes twenty-five new members into its membership. By the time of their graduation, the new members had already completed 815 volunteer service hours and 265 hours of Advanced Training.
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- THE CHAPTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS DETERMINED THAT OUR NEXT TMN BASIC CLASS will be held in the Spring of 2022. Specific dates have not been decided yet. Feel free to look at the schedule that was used during the 2021 class to get an idea of content and activities that were done by surfing on the “Class of 2021” tab at the top of the homepage. 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 spring of 2022, the class may be structured differently. A New Class Committee will be proactive in their planning and preparations. If you are interested in more information or want to receive a direct email once the Spring 2022 class dates have been determined, click here.
- HILL COUNTRY TMN OUTREACH AND PIN DISTRIBUTION DATES AND LOCATIONS are set for May – June. See the updated schedule below. The most immediate ones also appear in Upcoming Events on the right side of this page, and all the dates with locations can be found on the Chapter Calendar. There is also an updated list of recipients of regular pins (for certification, recertification, and milestone awards) and the 2020 “Against All Odds” service pin by clicking here. An image of this special pin can be found here.