Our current class began August 26, 2021 and will conclude on December 4th. Classes will be held virtually on Thursday evenings from 6-9 PM. Field trips will be held on Saturdays and will be conducted in-person. Class size is limited to 25.
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The cost of the training is $125.00 which covers the Texas Master Naturalist curriculum book, a field journal, background check, current year chapter dues, polo shirt, tee shirt and name tag.
Make Intern Training Payment Online Here ($129 includes processing fee)
by mailing a $125 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
Spring Intern Training Classes will begin February 3, 2022.
Texas Master Naturalist Cradle of Texas Training
The mission of the Texas Master Naturalist Program is to develop a corps of well informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of Texas.
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 such as a new plant species.
The Texas Master Naturalist Cradle of Texas Chapter of Brazoria County is made up of members from all walks of life with various levels of education that have a passion to learn and share their knowledge with others, especially children.
To become a Texas Master Naturalist:
• Each person must successfully complete an approved intern training program with at least 40 hours of combined field and classroom instruction (attendance required, no testing).
• After starting the training above, you are expected to become a Certified Texas Master Naturalist by donating at least 40 hours of volunteer service back to the state and community and completing 8 hours of approved advanced training. Trainees can complete their 40 hours of volunteer service and 8 hours of advanced training concurrent with their initial training or within one year of the start of their initial training.
• In subsequent years, you are expected to complete another 8 hours of advanced training and donate 40 hours of volunteer service to maintain your certification (or to re-certify) as a Texas Master Naturalist.
• Pay annual chapter dues of $25.00.