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We now are accepting applications for the 2015 class. The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.
The necessary information and forms are available here:
Training program Information
Application form (pdf)
Scholarship applic. (pdf)
Liability release (pdf)
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that these pages will answer most of the questions you might have about the Hays County Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program™. To get a better idea about our activities and programs, please feel free to browse the Members section of this site. If you have other questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
HCMN volunteer Richard McBride teaches youngsters about butterflies.
Presentations Available: As part of our mission to provide education dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within our communities, the Hays County Master Naturalists are happy to offer a range of short presentations to any organization interested in learning more about how we all interact with nature.
Current topics (See details):
Any group that would like a short talk and slide show on any of these topics can schedule a presenter free of charge. For more information, or to schedule a presenter, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 6 weeks prior to your event or meeting.
To gain the designation of a Texas Master Naturalist, you must participate in an approved chapter training program with a minimum of 40 hours of combined field and classroom instruction, obtain 8 contact hours of approved advanced training, and complete 40 hours of volunteer service. Upon starting the initial training program, you have a maximum of fifteen months in which to complete your 40 hours of volunteer service and 8 hours of advanced training. To retain the Texas Master Naturalist title during each subsequent year, volunteers must complete 8 additional hours of advanced training and provide an additional 40 hours of volunteer service. Back to Welcome
Current issue (pdf)
2015 class schedule
Program approval request
Project approval request
Rainfall monitoring project
Officers and chairs
Mgmt Guidelines (pdf)
Sites of Interest
Texas MN Program
Internet Resources List
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