Become A Master Naturalist!


Texas Master Naturalists not only get their feet wet and their hands dirty, but while doing so they spend time in a natural setting, learn about different plant and animal species, and maybe even find something new!


Want to join the South Texas Master Naturalist Chapter?

The answer is YES!  South Texas Master Naturalist Training is fun and diverse!  You will learn about our unique ecology and enhance your love of nature.   All Master Naturalist interns will receive in-depth training in wildlife and natural resource management taught by recognized experts in the field and customized to focus on the native ecosystems in our area.

To register to become a member of the South Texas Master Naturalist Chapter:

Register to Become a Member

Now that you are registered, you will need to complete the following requirements to become and stay a Texas Master Naturalist:

  • Master Naturalist Interns must successfully complete an approved training program with at least 40 hours of combined field and classroom instruction though a Texas Master Naturalist Chapter.
  • After completing the training above, to become a Certified Texas Master Naturalist, the candidate donates at least 40 hours of volunteer service back to the state and community. Interns can complete their 40 hours of volunteer service and 8 hours of advanced training within a year after completion of their initial training.
  • In subsequent years, the candidate must complete another 8 hours of advanced training and donate 40 hours of volunteer service to maintain their certification (or to re-certify) as a Texas Master Naturalist.

Check out the 2018 Fall Intern Training schedule for the South Texas Master Naturalist Chapter:


August 25, 2018, Orientation Botanical Gardens

September 8. 2018, Welder Wildlife Foundation

September 22, 2018, National Seashore, Trail Hike/Plant ID

September 29, 2018, Lake Corpus Christi State Park

October 6, 2018, Oso Bay Wetlands

October 13, 2018, Marine Development Center

November 3, 2018, National Seashore, Coastal Ecology and Turtle Program

November 10, 2018, Nueces Delta Preserve

November 17, 2018, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services

 December 1, 2018, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

 December 8, 2018, Hazel-Bazemore Co Park


Dates available to reschedule training:

September 1, 2018

September 15, 2018

December 15, 2018

Cost: 150.00


If you have any questions about the Fall 2018 Training Classes, please contact:

Carlos H Valdez Sr:                                            Grace Lopez:

Email:                        Email:

Home: 361.845.1772                                          Home:  361.852.1020

Cell:  361.946.6123                                             Cell:  361.215.9608




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