Texas Master Naturalists Serving Hood, Johnson, and Somervell Counties
MISSION: The Texas Master Naturalist program develops local teams of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. The program is a partnership among the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and other local partners. Chapter members work with partners to:
— Improve public understanding of natural resource ecology and management —
— Enhance existing natural resource technical guidance, stewardship, and outreach activities —
— Develop a Texas Master Naturalist coordinated volunteer network —
The Rio Brazos Chapter provides trained volunteers for youth education programs, projects and programs at state parks and nature centers, citizen science activities, and assistance with local natural resource conservation efforts.
Highlights and Important Links
All are welcome at our chapter meetings on the first Thursday of each month. Meetings start at 6 p.m. with a potluck — visitors have dinner on us! Get to know who we are and what we do, and be nature-inspired by a special guest speaker. Check the calendar for meeting locations as they rotate around the three-county area.
Meetings and events are subject to limitations and cancellations under the state COVID-19 guidelines. Monthly meetings are virtual until in-person meeting restrictions are lifted. If you are not a member and would like to attend a virtual monthly meeting, please send a message with your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teachers, organizations, anyone involved in educating youth and adults: We invite you to utilize our trained volunteers to help you with educating your students, instructors, land managers, and anyone interested about nature and maintaining our natural landscapes.
Members: Link directly to VMS to report your volunteer hours.