Texas Master Naturalists have a State approved curriculum that covers a wide range of topics. Training has a broad state-wide base and then narrows in on the ecoregion covered by the Chapter, which in our case is the Llano Estacado Region of Texas. Once the initial 40 hours of basic training is received, naturalists continue to receive advanced education in these areas to become certified. By becoming a Certified Texas Master Naturalist, you open doors to all sorts of citizen science and teaching opportunities to help the general public have a better understanding of the natural world around them.
Topics covered training include:
- Introduction to the Texas Master Naturalist Program
- Texas Naturalists prior to World War II
- Ecological Concepts
- Ecological Regions of Texas
- Ecosystem Management
- Geology and Soils of Texas
- Weather and Climate
- Nature of Naming
- Forest Ecology and Management
- Aquatic Systems Ecology and Management
- Wetland Ecology and Management
- Rangeland Ecology and Management
- Urban Systems
If you want to know more about the detail of what is covered in the curriculum, please go to the Statewide Curriculum Page for more information.