Become a Master Naturalist

Indian Trail Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist encompassing Ellis and Navarro  Counties will hold its next volunteer training August 21 to November 13 2018 (Tuesday evenings). The program is cosponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

If you are interested in training please complete our Contact Us form. Or you may download our Application and mail to:
Lynn Wisakowsky
ITMN Training Coordinator
c/o Texas AgriLife
701 S Interstate Highway 35 E
Waxahachie, TX 75165-4702

The goal of the Texas Master Naturalist program is to develop knowledgeable volunteers to increase public awareness, understanding, appreciation and stewardship of our natural resources.

To become a certified Master Naturalist, trainees attend classes and participate in field trips covering such topics as geology, native plants, trees, birds, insects, snakes and amphibians, mammals and wetland and rangeland ecology. Classes are taught by recognized experts in each field and customized to focus on the native ecosystems of North Central Texas , Ellis and Navarro Counties, specifically.

In return for this training, participants provide Ellis and/or Navarro Counties with at least 40 hours of volunteer services per year in the form of educational activities, projects, outreach or service and attend 8 hours of Advanced Training.

The Training Program cost of $150 covers the manual, handouts, speakers and a background check. (The cost is $100 for the second family member when one handbook is shared.)

Class space is limited to 20 students. Selection criteria include: interest in the program, availability for volunteer service and commitment to stewardship of our natural resources.  Fees will be collected after acceptance notification and before the first class.

Got questions about nature–??

For additional information or to be notified about our next class, please complete the Contact Us form or call 972.825.5175.

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