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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.
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Fun at the Butterfly Festival
Linda Lang shows Butterfly Festival visitors how surface pollution affects groundwater.
Estelle Murchison helps young visitors make butterfly necklaces at the festival. Hays MN had a booth at the festival and these two chapter members were among those who helped show how MNs teach others about the natural world.
Missing any MN pins?
The Hays Master Naturalist chapter is working now to get pins to people who earned them but did not receive them, and to people who lost their pins in the floods of 2015. Check the page of Texas MN recertification pins and see if you are missing any you should have. Contact Jane Dunham to get those pins delivered to you.
Presentations Available: As part of our mission to provideducation 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.
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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.
HaysMN Program Overview
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
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2017 class schedule
AT opportunity category definitions
Program approval request
Vol. opportunity category definitions
Online reporting of hours (VMS)
Approved projects (pdf)
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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