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May 31, 2005

Master Naturalist Fall Training Classes Offered

AUSTIN, Texas — Fourteen chapters of the Texas Master Naturalist program will be conducting fall training classes for volunteers who want to help conserve natural resources.

The Texas Master Naturalist program, which has 33 chapters statewide, develops a local corps of well-informed citizen volunteers who educate their communities about the management of natural resources.

The main qualification needed to become a Certified Texas Master Naturalist is an interest in learning and playing an active part in conservation. Volunteers will receive a minimum 40 hours of training from educators and natural resource specialists from universities, state and federal agencies, nature centers and museums. Training topics include interpretation and management of natural resources, ecological concepts, eco-regions of Texas and natural systems management. Volunteers are expected to give 40 hours of service a year in community education, demonstration and habitat enhancement projects. They are also expected to pursue a minimum of eight hours of advanced training in areas of personal interest.

Texas Master Naturalist Chapters offering volunteer training this fall are listed below. Enrollment is limited in most chapters. Some registration deadlines have passed, but contact the chapter to see if seating is still available.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Cooperative Extension co-sponsor the Texas Master Naturalist Program statewide. For more information about existing chapters or forming a new chapter, contact Sonny Arnold, Assistant Program Coordinator, 111 Nagle Hall, 2258, TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-2258, or e-mail or phone (979) 458-1099.

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