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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.
2018 HAYS COUNTY MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING PROGRAM
Have you wanted to learn more about nature and wildlife in this area? Have you seen a bird or plant and wondered what it is? Are you trying to develop your property in an ecologically responsible manner? Then the Hays County offering of the Texas Master Naturalist Training Program is for YOU!
Hays County residents have priority. Class size is limited and applications are accepted based on date received. Program is offered only one time per year.
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Congratulations to the Training Class Graduates of 2017!
Wimberley Outdoor Educators at Work
Learning and Fun at the Texas State MN Meeting
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.
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
Cindy Luongo Cassidy has been honored by the International Dark Sky Association as the winner of the 2017 Chapter Leadership Award.
Current issue (pdf)
Application for 2018 class
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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