2010-10-21 / General Stories

Texas Master NaturalistTM Training Class 2011

The Gideon Lincecum Chapter of TMN is taking applications for the following new training class: Saturday, January 29th (Orientation) to mid May (Graduation), 2011 Class sessions are to be held on Monday nights from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Winedale Historical Complex near Round Top, and 2 field trips form an integral part of training and will be held on Saturdays.

Supported by the AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE and TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT, the statewide Texas Master NaturalistTM program aims to train volunteers who will work toward the restoration and conservation of native wildlife and habitat through education, outreach to the community, and service projects. The comprehensive training program is $150 per person/$250 for couples sharing text and materials. Certification as a Texas Master Naturalist is achieved on completion of the training and 40 hours of volunteer work.

This summer has been very hot and dry and hard on our native species. As Master Naturalists, many of us have worked hard to do what we can to mitigate the effects of drought – providing habitat and water, observing the activities of our native species, occasionally helping to rescue animals in distress, and planting native grasses. Thank goodness autumn is bringing relief and we can spend some time learning more about our natural world. Join us in our efforts to better conserve our environment for the future.

For an application contact Judy Deaton at 936-878-9900, or e-mail: judith_deaton@yahoo.com.

Gideon Lincecum Chapter website: http://txmn.org/glc Texas Master Naturalist™ website: http://txmn.org

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