Alternate schedules (other than 8 am – 2 pm weekdays) may be accommodated.
Interns must complete 40 hours of classroom and field training. The curriculum includes training on:
Ecological Regions of Texas, Weather & Climate
Land Stewardship – Rangeland, Forest, Prairies, Wetlands, Aquatic Systems, Geology & Soils
Texas Water Resources
Ecology: Naming Systems for Living Creatures, Plants, Birds, Insects, Fish, Reptiles & Amphibians, Mammals
Laws, Regulations & Ethics
The cost of the training for 2023 classes is $150.00 which covers the Texas Master Naturalist curriculum book, background check, current year chapter dues, tee shirt and name tag. Training Class fee may be paid online by using the above link, or by sending check to the following address:
Texas Master Naturalist Program
Cradle of Texas Chapter
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
21017 County Road 171
Angleton, TX 77515-8903
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.
2021 FALL CLASS GRADUATION CEREMONY
December 11, 2021 – 1:00 PM
Brazoria County Agrilife Extension Service
21017 County Rd. 171
Angleton, TX 77515
Intern Presentations YouTube Link