Schertz Hosts Guadalupe Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist

The next Master Naturalist training session for the Guadalupe Chapter will begin on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Classes will be held every other Tuesday evening from 6:00 – 9:00 PM at the Schertz Community Center North, 3501 Morning Drive, Schertz, TX. The final class will be November 28, 2017. An informational meeting about the classes will be held on Tuesday, August 1 from 6:30-7:30 PM at the North Center, 3501 Morning Drive, Schertz, TX.

 

Classroom and field training will be provided by experts who will cover a wide selection of topics related to Central Texas ecosystems. Attendance at all scheduled classes is required although a missed class may be made up. In exchange for this training, Master Naturalists are expected to complete a minimum of 40 hours of volunteer service and 8 hours of advanced training in approved Master Naturalist projects and programs, in their communities, within one year of the completion of the class. Only those completing all classes and the 40/8 hours will be awarded the Master Naturalist certification. Volunteer work is expected to take place in the area the Chapter serves. To retain certification, completion of 40 hours of approved volunteer service and 8 hours of advanced training is required annually. As you strive to meet the yearly commitments, you will have the opportunity to work with various experts and other volunteers on a variety of projects to benefit our community and promote stewardship of our natural resources.

 

The registration fee of $110.00 covers the cost of the Master Naturalist curriculum book, handouts and materials, t-shirt, name tag, speaker expenses and background check. The deadline for sending your application is August 15, 2017. Your registration fee, either a check or money order, must be included with the application form [refundable until the first class.] Early registration is recommended. In order to provide a quality experience for each student, class size is limited to 25 participants.

 

The Guadalupe Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program is a statewide organization sponsored jointly by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. 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 more information visit txmn.org/guadalupe/ or apply here: Guadalupe Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Application

 

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