Hays County Chapter
Texas Master Naturalist
...dedicated to the beneficial management of natural
resources and natural areas within our communities.
News and Reminders |
CHAPTER BOARD MEETING
Thursday, June 13, 2013, 6:30 pm
Camp Jacob Watershed Education Center
Jacob's Well Natural Area
Chapter members are always welcome.
Sunday, May 19, 2013, 10:00 and 10:45 am
Back by popular demand! We are planning a trip back to "Cave With No Name" near Boerne. RSVP required. See details in newsletter.
Announcing Speakers Bureau
Any group that would like a short talk and slide show on any of a variety of topics can schedule a presenter free of charge. For more information, or to schedule a presenter, contact us at email@example.com at least 6 weeks prior to your event or meeting.
Naturescapes Photography Contest and Exhibition
Hill Country Photography Club and
Hays County Chapter, Texas Master Naturalist
Now accepting entries
Deadline July 8th
If you have announcements you would like to have presented at a chapter meeting or suggestions for topics/speakers, please contact Karen Archer, vp at haysmn.org.
The Hays County chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program is dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within our communities through the formation of a corps of trained volunteers. To achieve these goals, the Hays County Master Naturalist (HCMN) chapter provides training and volunteer opportunities to individuals who wish to learn about and promote the sustainable use, conservation, and maintenance of our natural resources and who afterward are willing to continue serving as volunteers in such endeavors. The program is presented through a collaborative effort of professionals from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and other organizations, as well as past students of the Master Naturalist Program. HCMN is a chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program, a statewide organization sponsored jointly by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
To gain the designation of a 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 one year in which to complete their 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.
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