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Class of 2023
Class starts January 10, 2023!
Online classes are Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, from Jan. 10 – March 28, 2023. Field trips will be mainly on Saturday and Sunday in person and outdoors. They include visits to natural areas, state parks, national wildlife areas and world birding centers. There will be approximately 24 hours of field trips to choose from (see PDF below). Trainees only need to attend 10 field trip hours.
Payment of the $150 class and materials fee completes the application. DUE by Friday, Dec 17, 2023.
If you haven't filled out the application and paid before Dec 19, you may be put on a waiting list. CLASS IS FULL.
As a chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program, we develop well-informed volunteers to educate, outreach, and serve in the beneficial management of natural resources and areas in the lower Rio Grande Valley (RGV).
There are service and training requirements for initial certification and then annual
recertification, with opportunities for both even in this pandemic time.
This training provides an educational foundation about the unique ecology of the lower RGV given by teachers who are local experts highly rated by past trainees. It is also a delightful chance to connect with like-interested folks aged 20s to 80s from a variety of backgrounds. All are welcome!
The Rio Grande Valley has two Texas Master Naturalist Chapters. Our chapter, the South Texas Border Chapter, is based in Pharr, Hidalgo County. The Rio Grande Valley Chapter is based in San Benito, Cameron County. You may choose either chapter depending on your location or schedule.
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