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Class of 2024 is Full

Applications for our 2024 Texas Master Naturalist training class open October 1st.  Training will be back to in-person this year.  

If you have already applied but not paid, see email for payment link.
Classes are Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, from Jan. 11 – March 28, 2024 in Pharr.  Field trips will be mainly on Saturdays in person and outdoors.  They include visits to natural areas, state parks, national wildlife areas and world birding centers.  There will be approximately 23 hours of field trips to choose from (list available soon).  Trainees only need to attend 10 field trip hours. 
Payment of the $150 class and materials fee completes the application.  DUE by Friday, Dec 15, 2023.
If you have not paid by the deadline, you may be put on a waiting list.  Our classes usually fill up so don't wait till the last day.​  Class is full.  If you have not already paid and/or registered by the 13th, you will not be able to join our class this year.  If you have only either registered or paid, you need to do the other one now. Application is not complete until you do both. Our classes are currently over full so please get it done quickly.

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

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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