Picture of black and white dragonfly.

Widow Skimmer Dragonfly at Acton Nature Center.
Photo by W. Moore.

Serving Hood, Johnson, and Somervell Counties

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 Texas Master Naturalist program is a partnership among the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and other local partners.

The Rio Brazos Chapter works to carry out this mission in Hood, Johnson, and Somervell Counties. 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 Texas Master Naturalist official website provides more detailed information about the statewide program.

Explore our chapter pages for more information about

  • Our chapter, including officers and committees and governing documents (Our Chapter);
  • Training to become a certified Texas Master Naturalist and maintaining your certification (Join Us!);
  • Our local partners and the variety of nature-related projects we work on (Projects and Partners);
  • Events, activities, and educational opportunities we offer to our communities (Services); and a
  • Calendar of upcoming events and gatherings (Calendar).

Members can log into the Members page to access the link to the Volunteer Management System (VMS) to log in and record your hours. The Members page also has guidelines on volunteering, instructions on how to log volunteer and advanced training hours, and other information helpful to members.

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