Training Course Application

Welcome!  The Hill Country Chapter’s Class of 2019 is accepting applications from April 1 to June 30 for our Texas Master Naturalist training course.  

Residents of Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Real, and San Saba counties who want to learn more about the Hill Country and volunteer in our ten-county area are encouraged to apply.

•  Applications must be received by June 30. 

•  Class size is limited to 40 trainees.

•  Training course begins August 19 with the trainee reception at Kerr Arts and Cultural Center in downtown Kerrville.

•  Our fifteen educational (and fun) classes occur on Wednesdays beginning August 21 at 8:30a.m. most in the Upper Guadalupe River Authority Lecture Hall near downtown Kerrville. Other classes occur in Hunt, Fredericksburg, and Boerne.

•  Field trips to geologically significant sites, preserves, and wildlife management areas are scheduled.

•  Commencement occurs November 13 with a celebratory barbecue.

Training Course tuition is $200 which includes the textbook, class notebook, entrance fees at field trip facilities, official Texas Master Naturalist name tag at commencement, and other course-related expenses.

The Texas Master Naturalist program is built upon a strong foundation of community volunteerism. Each Texas Master Naturalist is expected to provide at least forty hours of approved volunteer service annually. Please give this careful consideration as you complete the application.


→ Apply Online

Class Application

→ Approved Volunteer Projects list 


2019 Curriculum and Class Schedule


→ Previous Class Presentations

Presentations and Videos

→ Maps of Class Locations


→ Class Galleries

Class Gallery

→ Roster
Available in August


→ Missed Class Makeup Form
Available in August

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