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Texas Night Sky Festival, March 5
The Hays County Chapter is co-sponsoring the Texas Night Sky Festival to be held on March 5th, 2016 at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park.
Participants will join in fun citizen-science activities, learn from engaging speakers and exhibits, see examples of good lighting for their home or business, view school projects and competition entries focused on protecting the night sky, feast at the food trucks, take home a book or work of art inspired by the night sky, earn a related scouting badge, or explore the stars.
Volunteers are needed both the day of the festival and the day before, when much of the set-up will occur. Friday volunteer slots fall between 10:00 and 5:00. On Saturday, volunteer slots are between 11:00 am and 10:00 pm. Most of the shifts will be two hours in length. Tasks include set up, errand running, parking assistance, golf cart driving, booth assistance, concession and welcome area assistance, and take-down/clean-up.
Further details and sign-up information will be sent out to all Hays MNs soon. Questions about volunteering? Please contact Jane Dunham, email@example.com.
Congratulations to Two Hard-working Hays MNs!
The two Volunteers of the Year at Westcave Preserve are both HCMN members:
Several other HCMNs have supported Westcave Preserve this past year as well.
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.
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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