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
The chapter serves Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Real, and San Saba Counties. For information on becoming a Texas Master Naturalist and member of the Hill Country Chapter, click here.
MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETING, WITH SOCIAL TIME
The Texas Master Naturalist, Hill Country Chapter continues to have in-person Monthly Chapter Meetings. Our next Chapter Meeting and Advanced Training session is open to the public and will be held on Monday, February 26th. The meeting is at The GUADALUPE BASIN NATURAL RESOURCES CENTER (GBNRC) Building located at 125 Lehmann Drive, Suite 100 in Kerrville. Doors open at 6 pm for socializing. A short business meeting will begin at 6:30 pm and the Advanced Training session is from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. There is no cost to attend. Our monthly Chapter Meetings and Advanced Training sessions are HYBRID. This means you have the option to attend in-person or via Zoom. Pre-registration is required to attend the chapter meeting session via Zoom. Click the link, shown below, to register.
The Advanced Training topic is: Capturing the Awe.
Presenter: Terry Hibbitts.
Description: Acclaimed biologist and photographer Terry Hibbitts will share his techniques and strategies for photographing small creatures in the field, with a focus on butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies, moths, and beetles. The talk is for photographers of all skill levels, including novices whose only equipment is their cell phone. The talk is designed to help all photographers create more beautiful work and also more accurate work when documenting for iNaturalist and other app-based citizen science initiatives.
Presenter Information: Terry Hibbitts is a retired Biology teacher of 34 years who has been documenting wildlife through photography since his youth. Hibbitts is a co-author of the essential reference book Texas Amphibians: A Field Guide. He has a Master’s of Science in Biology from East Texas State University, now Texas A&M University at Commerce.
Disclaimer: This meeting is NOT endorsed by GBNRC.