Invitation from the Class Director

From Leslie Hannah, 2018 director of class training

Training Class Starts August 2018, please join us.

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program. In following with our mission statement, you will have the opportunity to learn, teach, and volunteer to help preserve one of the most beautiful regions of Texas, the Hill Country.

2017 ClassTrip SelahAs a Master Naturalist you will join many others who dedicate themselves to various projects and organizations that also value the importance of managing and maintaining the natural resources in our communities. From nature centers and state parks to local parks and gardens, you can volunteer to help preserve and teach others about this beautiful area we call home.

If you would like an opportunity to participate in this learning experience consider joining the 2018 Texas Master Naturalist class. Classes begin August 22 and run for twelve weeks. With the class limited to forty people you really get to know the other participants and have the opportunity to make many new friends. Many of the speakers are leaders in their fields and are passionate and motivational about what they do. You will be amazed at how much you will learn and grow.

LBJ garden tripYou will have the opportunity to go on field trips and witness firsthand the unique beauty and wonder of this area by visiting places like Honey Creek, Wildlife Management Areas, or private ranches. You will be amazed at what you discover. You will learn about the many volunteer projects and opportunities in our area. From bird and butterfly counts, land management, and restoration efforts to educational opportunities in nature centers and schools, you will find what works for you.

Julie Clay at KROCBeing a Texas Master Naturalist is a very exciting and educational experience. You will be able to use your personal skills and interests to share with others the excitement you have in learning about and preserving this area. While I was taking the class, I discovered that my love for teaching led me to volunteer where I can still enjoy witnessing the excitement when someone discovers something for the first time.

The Hill Country is one of the most unique and diverse regions of Texas. With green hills and rolling rivers the Hill Country is filled with many natural features to enjoy and protect. Consider being a part of this amazing group dedicated to enjoying and preserving this wonder and beauty.

I invite you to apply for this year’s class.

Contact our Membership Director Reggie Cox at if you would like further information.

To apply online, fill in the application on our website at

The deadline for submitting applications is June 30. I look forward to greeting the members of the Class of 2018 in August!

Leslie Hannah

Apply today for the 2018 Texas Master Naturalist training course.  The application deadline is June 30.  Classes begin on August 22.  Classes are held in Kerrville every Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to about 1:00 or 1:30 p.m.  Commencement is Wednesday, November 14.

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