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)
Notes: Contact firstname.lastname@example.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)
Notes: Meeting locations changed from previous years! Class limited to 25. Contact email@example.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.
Gulf Coast Chapter
Registration Dates: Flexible
Training Dates: January 25th – May 18th, 2020
Where: University of Houston – Downtown (Houston)
Notes: Class size is limited to 20. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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
Notes: Class size is limited to 40. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
Registration Dates: Open now, closes March 1st
Training Dates: March 14th – Aug. 1st, 2020
Where: Huntsville/The Woodlands/Conroe
Notes: Class size is limited to 35. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Registration Dates: Closes Dec. 15th, 2019
Training Dates: Feb. 24th – May 18th, 2020
Where: Blanco, Burnet, and Llano Counties
Notes: Class size is limited to 22. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
Lost Pines Chapter
Registration Dates: Closes December 15th, 2019
Training Dates: Jan. 11th – June 6th, 2020
Fee: $130 or $225 per couple
Notes: Class size limited to 25 people. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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)
Notes: Class size limited to 17 people. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com with any questions.
For more information about existing chapters or forming a new chapter contact Mary Pearl Meuth, Texas Master Naturalist Program Assistant State Coordinator, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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