Spring 2020 New Member Training Schedules

The following chapters are hosting new member training classes during the Winter 2019-20 and Spring 2020 seasons. Each listing’s header will be linked to the chapter’s website or training class page. For more information on the requirements to become a Texas Master Naturalist, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or view our infographic. Unsure about which chapter oversees your county? Visit our Chapter Map page to find out.

*NOTE: Each chapter has their own training schedule. This means that each chapter will train on different days/times and with varying recurrences. We highly recommend looking through the class schedule (if provided) to be sure you can attend all training sessions before registering.

Blackland Prairie Chapter
Registration Dates: Nov. 1st, 2019 – Jan. 15th, 2020
Training Dates: Feb. 12th – May 6th, 2020
Where: McKinney (Heard Natural History Museum)
Fee: $150
Notes: Contact education@bptmn.org with any questions.

Coastal Prairie Chapter
Registration Dates: Open through Feb. 18th until full
Training Dates: Feb. 18th – April 18th, 2020
Where: Classroom at AgriLife in Rosenberg / Field trips vary locally
Fee: $100 per person, $150 per couple or family members sharing a book; fee includes chapter membership
Notes: Class size limited to 25 people. Meeting locations changed from previous years! Contact shannon@coastalprairie.org with any questions.

East Texas Chapter
Registration Dates: Rolling – First come, first served
Training Dates: Jan. 21st – April 14th, 2020
Where: Tyler (Discovery Science Place Annex, 308 N. Broadway)
Fee: $150
Notes: Meeting locations changed from previous years! Class limited to 25. Contact finwren@sbcglobal.net with any questions.

El Camino Real Chapter
Registration Dates: Closes Dec. 31st
Training Dates: Jan. 16th – April 2nd, 2020 (Thursdays, 5:30-9:30 PM)
Where: Milam County, Cameron
Fee: $150
Notes: Class limited to 20. Contact Kathy Lester at (254) 654-8770 or majkathy@aol.com with any questions.

Gideon Lincecum Chapter
Registration Dates: Closes January 15th, 2020
Training Dates: January 20th – May 4th, 2020
Where: Winedale, Brenham, and surrounding areas. Mondays 1-4 PM and some Saturdays
Fee: $175 per person ($325 per couple) before Dec. 1st; $200/person ($350/couple) after Dec. 1st
Notes: Class size is limited to 25. Contact txmn.glc.tc.@gmail.com with any questions.

Good Water Chapter
Registration Dates: Closes February 28th, 2020
Training Dates: March 3rd – May 26th, 2020
Where: AgriLife Extension Meeting Room, 100 Wilco Way, Georgetown; Tues. 1-5 PM and some Saturday classes & field trips
Fee: $150 per person or $270 per couple willing to share a textbook
Notes: Click here to contact Wayne Rhoden, the New Class Director, with any questions.

Gulf Coast Chapter
Registration Dates: Flexible
Training Dates: January 25th – May 18th, 2020
Where: University of Houston – Downtown (Houston)
Fee: $175
Notes: Class size is limited to 20. Contact new.class.director@txgcmn.org with any questions.

Hays County
Registration Dates: Nov. 25th – Jan. 10th, 2020 (*early registration recommended due to high demand and limited space*)
Training Dates: Jan. 28th – Oct. 10th, 2020 (10 Tuesdays 6-9:30 PM; 3 Saturdays 9AM-12PM)
Where: Various locations in Hays County
Fee: $175
Notes: Class size is limited to 40. Contact trainingcom@haysmn.org with any questions.

Heartwood Chapter
Registration Dates: Open now, closes March 1st
Training Dates: March 14th – Aug. 1st, 2020
Where: Huntsville/The Woodlands/Conroe
Fee: $150
Notes: Class size is limited to 35. Contact heartwoodtraining@gmail.com with any questions.

Highland Lakes
Registration Dates: Closes Dec. 15th, 2019
Training Dates: Feb. 24th – May 18th, 2020
Where: Blanco, Burnet, and Llano Counties
Fee: $180
Notes: Class size is limited to 22. Contact theoatmealcowboy@yahoo.com with any questions.

Llano Estacado Chapter
Registration Dates: Dec. 7th – Jan. 20th
Training Dates: Jan 25th – June 27th, 2020 (After Jan 25th, training will be held on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month)
Where: Sibley Nature Center, Midland, TX
Fee: $130 (includes Chapter Membership and textbook)
Notes: Contact llanoestacadotmn@gmail.com for more information or with any questions.

Lost Pines Chapter
Registration Dates: Closes December 15th, 2019
Training Dates: Jan. 11th – June 6th, 2020
Where: Bastrop
Fee: $130 or $225 per couple
Notes: Class size limited to 25 people. Contact training@lostpinesmasternaturalist.org with any questions.

Lower Trinity Basin
Registration Dates: Application closes January 24th, 2020
Training Dates: Feb. 8th – May 21st, 2020
Where: First United Methodist Church, 10629 Eagle Drive, Mont Belvieu, Texas 77580 (Click here for class schedule.)
Fee: $150 plus $25 chapter dues
Notes: Class size limited to 20 people. Contact ltbasinnewclassdirector@gmail.com with any questions.

Mid-Coast Chapter
Registration Dates: Closes Jan. 10th, 2020 or when classes are full (*class is nearly filled – apply soon!*)
Training Dates: Feb. 1st – June 6th, 2020 (10 Saturday sessions; click here for tentative training schedule)
Where: Rockport and surrounding areas
Fee: $150
Notes: Class size limited to 17 people. Contact initialtraining@midcoast-tmn.org with any questions.

Panhandle Chapter
Registration Dates: February 25 – March 12
Training Dates: Various Saturdays, March through September
Where: Various sites throughout the Panhandle
Fee: $110, includes chapter membership and curriculum textbook
Notes: Class size limited to 25 people. Contact susiewhe@hotmail.com with any questions. Flyer available here.

Piney Wood Lakes
Registration Dates: Closes February 10th
Training Dates: Feb. 13th – April 23rd, 2020
Where: Livingston (601 E. Church St.) and other locations
Fee: $140 per person or $210 per couple sharing a textbook
Notes: Class size limited to 20 people. Contact natuthill@sbcglobal.net with any questions.

Prairie Oaks Chapter
Registration Dates: Nov. 1st – Dec. 3rd, 2019
Training Dates: Jan. 15th – May 6th, 2020
Where: Stephenville (Tarleton State University)
Fee: $100 or $75 each for couples or family members sharing a book
Notes: Class size limited to 15 people

Red River Chapter
Registration Dates: March 18th & 19th at Orientation – see website or send an email for more information
Training Dates: March 28th – May 9th, 2020 (Saturdays)
Where: Several locations near Clarksville, final class in Mt. Vernon
Fee: $60 (includes chapter membership)
Notes: Class size limited to 12 people. Contact greenwoodonthered@gmail.com with any questions.

Rolling Plains Chapter
Registration Dates: by March 4
Training Dates: March 5 – June 25 Thursday nights with 4 Saturday field trips
Where: Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls
Fee: $100

For more information about existing chapters or forming a new chapter contact Mary Pearl Meuth, Texas Master Naturalist Program Assistant State Coordinator, by email: mpmeuth@tamu.edu or by phone at: (979) 845-7294.

Highlights of chapter’s projects, state-wide initiatives and program achievements can also be found on the Texas Master Naturalist Programs Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/TexasMasterNaturalistProgram

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