Basic Training

Master Naturalist basic training consists of Monday evening sessions (6:00-9:00 pm) and several Saturday field sessions.  Each session features one or two speakers, all experts in their fields, who present different components of the Texas Master Naturalist Statewide Curriculum. The curriculum requires a commitment:  keep up with the reading and show up for classes and field trips.  You will find the program challenging, but rewarding.  To truly appreciate the outdoors, you have to first understand it.

LPMN Basic Training class

This training prepares you to expand your knowledge through a variety of volunteer field projects – this is the crux of our purpose for being.  Our program sponsors depend on Lost Pines Master Naturalists to execute selected programs and help educate the public on the importance of caring for our natural environment.  Knowledge itself is not good enough. Only through the application of knowledge do we have the power to make a positive difference.

Our 2019 class is accepting applications until December 15. Class size is limited to 25 students, so apply soon to secure a spot in our next Basic Training class. Registration is $130 for one person, or $225 for a couple sharing one training manual. Students must be 18 years or older by January 12, 2019.

Information:
2019 Training Flyer
A Letter to 2019 Texas Master Naturalist Applicants
LPMN 2019 Student Schedule

Application Forms:
2019 Basic Training Application
Media Release Form

You may pay for registration by cash, check, or PayPal. Please ensure you submit the correct payment: $130 single / $225 couple