ALL: Texas Master Naturalist Series

This advanced-training series is provided by MCTMN members as part of the Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL), a project of Victoria College. ALL Membership is required to attend sessions. Annual  membership is $60; Spring-only is $40. Information and joining ALL. All sessions are at the Victoria College Emerging Technology Complex Conference & Education Center, 7403 Lone Tree Road, Victoria, TX unless otherwise stated. ALL Spring 2022 Schedule

Report as AT: Lecture Series and specify ALL as part of the description.

Interested in presenting in next semester’s series? Check your roster and contact Beth Hudson.

Spring 2022 Texas Master Naturalist Series:

  •  A Taste of Texas Nature with Ele Chew
    Tuesday, February 1, 4:30-5:30 pm
    Take a virtual journey into the wilds of Texas with photographer and Texas Master Naturalist, Ele Chew. Travel with her as she shares her adventures in the natural splendor of local wildlife areas like Welder Wildlife Refuge and Boggy Nature Park. Learn what she loves about being a Texas Master Naturalist.
  • Shell Middens: An Open Time Capsule into the Lives of Archaic Native Americans along the Coastal Bend
    Tuesday, February 22, 2-4 pm
    Discover how nature’s open time capsule preserved tools, weapons, jewelry and food used by Native Americans as far back as 4,000 years ago (the Late Archaic period). Learn how a “trash pile” has enriched our understanding of archaic lives along the Texas Gulf Coast. What can we see? How and when did it happen? Study Leader: Debbie Griffith, Texas Master Naturalist, Mid-Coast Chapter. Location: Museum of the Coastal Bend, 2200 E. Red River Street, Victoria, TX
  • Powderhorn Wildlife Management Tour
    Tuesday, March 22, 10 am-Noon
    Come explore one of Texas’ newest Wildlife Management Areas. Discover the diversity of plant and animal life that call the land home and what it takes to manage a vast area along the Texas coast. Learn a bit of the land’s history, how it came to become state land, along with plans for its future. Transportation is NOT provided. Study Leader: Dan Walker, Area Manager, Powerderhorn WMA. Location: Powderhorn Ranch. Take 185 through Seadrift toward Port O’Connor. Look for FM 1289 about 11-12 miles after Seadrift. Turn left onto FM 1289 & meet at the gate off FM 1289. A car caravan will leave from the Emerging Technology Complex at 8:30 a.m.
  • The Mysterious Life of Bats
    Tuesday, April 19, 4:30-6:30 pm
    Bats are the only mammals capable of true and sustained flight. Come learn about them, gain an understanding of their part in our complex ecosystem, and debunk their bad reputation. Learn of locations where they can be observed in numbers and discuss a possible field trip in fall 2022. Study Leader: Cathy Koenig, ALL Member and Texas Master Naturalist
  • Hiking at Lake Texana
    Tuesday, May 3, 4-6 pm
    Lake Texana Park (a short 30 minutes from Victoria) features fishing, nature observation, and miles and miles of easy-to-navigate trails through thicketed oak forests, a cypress swamp, and open coastal prairie. Join us for a tour of the new Nature Center and a half-mile hike. Wear long- sleeved shirts, long pants, hats and bring sunscreen and mosquito repellent. Bring water! Transportation is NOT provided. Study Leader: Beth Hudson, ALL Member and Texas Master Naturalist. Location: Lake Texana Park Nature Center, Lake Texana Park 6.6 miles from Edna, TX. Go Southeast on TX 111 E/N. Wells Street.