Who Are We?

Volunteers who have received a minimum of 40 hours of in-depth training from educators and specialists from universities, agencies, nature centers, museums, and other organizations. Our training was customized to focus on our own local ecosystems, wildlife, native plants, and natural resource management. In addition, we pursue a minimum of 8 hours of advanced training each year in areas of special interest.

What Do We Do?

In return for our training, we donate at least 40 hours a year of service in the form of community education, demonstration projects, and habitat restoration and improvement.

Where Are We?

We live in Aransas, Calhoun, Goliad, Jackson, Matagorda, Refugio, San Patricio, and Victoria Counties—The Mid-Coast Chapter area.

Who Do We Work With?

The TMN program is sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and supported by and partnered with local organizations across the state. In the Mid-Coast Chapter, our primary partners are Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Nueces Delta Preserve, Mad Island Marsh Preserve, Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, Texas Zoo, and the Welder Wildlife Foundation. Check the Mid-Coast Partners list to find a place you might like to volunteer.

Interested?

Check the FAQ for more information, contact us, and apply for membership online. If you don’t live in our area, check out the Texas Master Naturalist State site.

The Texas Master Naturalist Mission

To develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities

Membership in the Chapter is open to qualifying individuals regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.

"Be the change you want to see in the world." – Gandhi
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