2020 Spring Training

 

 

Tentative Schedule

Class Dates/Times Topics for Prairie Oaks Chapter Texas Master Naturalist Training Classes
1-Wed, 1/15, 5:00-7:50 pm Class Orientation, Introduction to Texas Master Naturalist Program, Preview of Content
2-Wed 1/22, 5:00-7:50 pm Texas Ecoregions;  Ecological Concepts
3-Wed, 1/29, 5:00-7:50 pm Texas and Regional Geology;  Introduction to Soil Science
4-Wed, 2/5, 5:00-7:50 pm Texas Weather and Climate;  Review and Preview of Objectives and Content
5-Wed, 2/12, 5:00-7:50 pm Scientific Classification;  Ecology and Diversity of Insects
6-Wed, 2/19, 5:00-7:50 pm Biology of Reptiles and Amphibians;  Fish Biology and Texas Freshwater Fish
7-Wed, 2/26, 5:00-7:50 pm Plant Biology & Plant Identification; Biology and Diversity of Texas Mammals
8-Wed, 3/4, 5:00-7:50 pm Bird Biology and Ecology;  Review and Preview of Objectives and Content
Wed, 3/11, 5:00-7:50 pm NO CLASS – TSU HOLIDAY
9-Wed, 3/18, 5:00-7:50 pm Ecosystem Management and Land Stewardship;  Woodland Ecology
10-Wed, 3/25, 5:00-7:50 pm Rangeland Ecology and Management;  Land Stewardship
Saturday, 3/28, 9-11:30 am, 1-3:30 pm  Field Classes:  Local Geology (2.5 hours)
 Local Soil Morphology and Ecology (2.5 hours)
11-Wed, 4/1, 5:00-7:50 pm Wetland Ecology; Aquatic Systems and Texas Water Resources
Saturday, 4/4, 9-11:30 am, 1-5 pm Field Classes: Wastewater Treatment (2.5 hours)
Woodland Ecology and Nature Interpretation (<4 hours)
12-Wed, 4/8, 5:00-7:50 pm Urban Ecosystems and Citizen Science;  Review and Preview of Objectives and Content
Saturday, 4/18, 9-11:30 am, 1-5 pm Field Classes:  Aquatic Ecology & Surface Water Quality Assessment (2.5 hours)
Woodland Ecology and Nature Interpretation (<4 hours) [optional date]
13-Wed, 4/15, 5:00-7:50 pm Archaeology;  Historic Naturalists
 Saturday, 4/25, 9-11:30 am, 1-2:30  pm Field Classes:  Birding and Bird Ecology (2.5 hours)
Prairie Ecology (2.5 hours)
14-Wed, 4/22, 5:00-7:50 pm Laws, Regulations and Ethics;  Volunteers as Teachers
15 Wed, 4/29, 5:00-7:50 pm Review and Evaluation;  Chapter Roles and Volunteer Service Planning
Saturday, 5/2, 9 am-12 pm and 1-4 pm  Field Classes: Optional Class Date (reserved in case of earlier class cancellation due to weather)
Wed, 5/6, 5:00-7:50 pm Optional Class Date (reserved in case of earlier class cancellation due to weather, etc.)

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