Mission: Provide education, public outreach, and volunteer service in support of our area’s natural resources. Our chapter is dedicated to exploring diversity, equity & inclusion opportunities in our natural resource and conservation community. Just as the natural world thrives with biodiversity, our Texas Master Naturalist Program is dedicated to engaging all audiences in conservation, education and stewardship.
MONTHLY CHAPTER BUSINESS MEETING & ADVANCED TRAINING
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
10:00am – 11:00am
Brazoria Agrilife Office
21017 County Road 171, Angleton, TX 77515
AT Presentation: The Karankawas
Brief Meeting for Voting on New Version of the Chapter Bylaws
and 2023 Chapter Officers
9:15am – “Blue Crab Movement and Behavior” – Carey Gelpi, PhD, TP&WD
10:25am – “Portuguese Man o’ War Ecology and Impact” – Kade Muffett, TAMU-Galveston
11:35am – “Fish Behavior: Any Fin Is Possible” – Katie St. Clair, Sea Life Facility Manager, TAMU-Galveston
1:05pm – “Spider Behavior – Why They Do What They Do!” – Melanie Hollenshead, TMN – COT
2:15pm – “Social Interaction of Garter Snakes” – Mickey Dufilho, TMN-COT
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Notable additions to Website:
2021 VMS Opportunity Summary
20th Anniversary Slides with 2001-2021 Intern Class Pictures
Update In Memorium Page
Great Texas Wildlife Trails – Upper Texas Coast Interactive Map
VMS Guidelines for Citizen Science Projects
NEWS / Partners
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Touch. See. Explore.
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Call: 979-292-0100 ext. 221 or Email: email@example.com
From miles of sandy beaches, pristine bays and bayous, to bottomland hardwood forests, come experience the diverse and beautiful landscapes that Brazoria County has to offer. Also, there’s great fishing, camping, paddling, and birding – all of which you can find within Brazoria County Parks.
Included in our park system are 10 parks, 23 miles of sandy beaches, 21 boat ramps, two RV campgrounds, historical homes, interpretive centers, day use facilities, playgrounds, horseshoe and volleyball pits, and picnic areas. We also offer meeting room, cabin, dormitory, pavilion, and chapel rentals.
Brazoria County Parks
Big Slough – Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge
More Water Than Land – Incoming tides of this coastal refuge combine life-giving nourishment from the Gulf with fresh river waters to create one of the most biologically rich environments in Texas. Because of its importance to birds, the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge and its companion refuges, San Bernard and Big Boggy, were designated an Internationally Significant Shorebird Site by the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network.
Wildlife & You Resource Management
Where Wildlife Comes First Wildlife and Habitat
Get a closer look! Multimedia Gallery
Enjoy, Explore, Learn! Boardwalks, trails, auto tour routes and blinds offer many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the refuge.
Texas Master Naturalist Program – Cradle of Texas Chapter
Our organization is supported by annual membership dues and by donations from generous individuals and corporations. Contributions make it possible for us to continue to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within our community and the State of Texas. As a registered 501(c), all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Thank you for your support. Ways to contribute: Donate Online Here or by mailing a check payable to TMNCOT to our office:
Texas Master Naturalist Program
Cradle of Texas Chapter
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
21017 County Road 171
Angleton, TX 77515-8903