2022 Hill Country Texas Master Naturalist Basic Training Class
The Texas Master Naturalist training curriculum, a partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas AgriLife Extension, will help you gain a deeper knowledge of our Hill Country ecology, geology, climate and weather, plants, animals, forests, rivers, streams and springs, and our critical water issues. Biologists, wildlife experts, and Texas Master Naturalist volunteers will teach you. Lectures and textbook reading provide the foundation, while outdoor Field Trips provide deeper, hands-on exposure to our diverse Hill Country environment.
ABOUT THE BASIC TRAINING CLASS
The Hill Country Chapter Texas Master Naturalist Basic Training program will be conducted over 12 weeks in early Spring of 2022.
FIRST CLASS is Tuesday, February 22, 2022, from 8:30 AM- noon in Kerrville.
COMMENCEMENT is the week of May 9, 2022, in Kerrville.
In-person classes are held during daytime hours. Outdoor activities are typically on Saturday mornings. Monthly chapter Zoom meetings with Advanced Training topics are held on the 4th Monday of the month at 6:15-8:00pm.
Class presentations will be held indoors in a large conference room. Hands on training in various on-line tools will also be offered during these classes. Field Trips will be offered in various State Natural Areas, Wildlife Management Areas, Nature Centers and sites of Texas Master Naturalist volunteer projects. You will also have a Mentor, an experienced Texas Master Naturalist from the Hill Country Chapter, as your individual guide through your training.
If you are working or still in school, we can explore potential options-please let us know if you have any restrictions (time, physical limitations) or might need financial support. A limited number of scholarships are available. There is a way to a make-up a missed activity if you have a one-off conflict.
The Texas Master Naturalist textbook and a class manual are included in the course registration fee.
Our 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. To become a certified Texas Master Naturalist, you will need to:
o Attend all required training classes
o Participate in at least 3 Field Trips
o Attend 8 hours of Advanced Training
o Provide 40 hours of volunteer service to approved Texas Master Naturalist projects
The complete class schedule is being developed. Regular updates to the schedule and information about the application process, will be posted on our website):
THE 2021-2022 NEW CLASS COMMITTEE INVITES YOU TO JOIN US!!!!
- The application process will be “live” on the Hill Country TMN Website on September 15 – November 3, 2021.
- If you have not previously expressed your interest in attending the class to Carla Stang, Membership Director, please click here to complete some very brief information about yourself.
- Everyone who has been in contact with the Membership Director (Carla) will receive an email from her in early September 2021 as a reminder that the application period is approaching and will include basic information on the application process.