Author Archives: Alysa

About Alysa

A polymer chemist/engineer with an obsession for bugs (and birds). Passionate about outreach and education for people of all ages, and strives to make science (including nature!) accessible to everyone. Serving as the Lost Pines chapter's Outreach Director.

Registration for 2019 Training Class is Open!

Registration for our next Basic Training course, beginning January 2019, is now open. We will accept applications until December 15. Enrollment is limited to 25 students, so please register early to ensure a spot in our class. More information and application forms are available on our Basic Training page!

Time for Member of the Year Nominations

It’s that time of year again! We have a lot of members who put their heart and soul into our chapter and the community. Who has made the biggest impact this year? Which members have gone above and beyond in their service? Please nominate a member to be recognized by filling out this simple form: LPMN Member of the Year Nomination Form The winner will be announced at our Holiday Party on December 10, 2019!

New Page: Outreach and Educational Materials

We have added a page for educational materials that our chapter members have developed. They are all available as free downloads in our Resources section (click this link to go directly to the page). We are hard at work making more materials and we can’t wait to share them with you!

Junior Naturalists Field Trip: Fish and Aquatic Invertebrates

Our Junior Naturalists ended 2017 with a field trip to Fisherman’s Park in Bastrop to learn about Fish and Aquatic Invertebrates. The activities were led by Master Naturalists Bill Brooks (fish) and Alysa Joaquin (aquatic invertebrates), with Master Naturalists Kim Iberg, Kelly Alecci, and Nancy Rabensburg helping out. The Junior Naturalists practiced casting a fishing line, learned about habitats, and searched for invertebrates in the river to look at in the microscope. A big THANK YOU to Master Naturalists Cat and Frank May for cooking lunch for everybody!… Read More →