Mid-Coast Chapter Members

Mid-Coast Chapter Members

Find links to everything you need on this page: training opportunities, volunteering opportunities, reporting, activities, partners, archives, trusted resources, and Members-Only information.

Clearing the Rail Trail at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

Volunteer Opportunities

Do what you love! Give 40 hours of Volunteer Service each year to be the change you want to see in the world. Members work in field research/citizen science, educate kids and adults about the natural world, improve wildlife habitat and manage natural resources, and provide technical guidance to other organizations to meet our Texas Master Naturalist mission.

Click a link to find opportunities in something you care about!

Resource Management: Wildlife | Plants & Habitat
Nature Public Access: Gardens & Trails
Public Outreach: Kids | Adults
Field Research: Birds | Insects | Aquatics | TPWD | Water
See also: State Service Opportunities

Find a new volunteer service opportunity?

Check it against Guidelines and against VS Already Approved, and then fill out an approval request form if the opportunity is new and meets the guidelines.

Training Opportunities

Mid-Coast Master Naturalists keep learning. Partners offer training for specific projects, single presentations, and lecture series on resource management, field research, and other topics that meet the TMN mission.

Learn what you love! Master Naturalists are lifelong learners. Earn 8 hours of Advanced Training per year to get and keep your Texas Master Naturalist Certification.

Click a link to find something you want to know more about!

AT: Plants | AT: Wildlife | AT: Habitat
AT: Single Presentations | AT: Specific Projects
AT: Lecture Series | State AT Opportunities

Find a new training opportunity?

Check against Criteria and AT Approved in the Past. Fill out an approval request form for new opportunities that meet criteria.

Need to make up missed initial training as AT?

See the current year’s Initial Training schedule.

Teaching wetland sedges at Mad Island Marsh Preserve
The belted kingfisher is the Mid-Coast Chapter mascot
"Volunteers don't get paid; not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless." – Anonymous


Mid-Coast in Action:

Chapter Service & Training in April 2024
VS Hours: 1,273.75
AT Hours: 160.75
Members Reporting: 72
Different Opportunities: 28
Value @ $23 per hr: $32,993.50

Service & Training 2024 Year-to-Date Total
VS Hours: 4,837.50
AT Hours: 687.50
Members Reporting: 98
Different Opportunities: 43
Value @ $23 per hr: $127,075

Cumulative – 2000 to Present
VS Hours: 245,310.50
AT Hours: 26,397.50
All-time Members Reporting: 346
Different Opportunities: 73
Value at $23 per hr: $6,249,284