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Welcome to the
Texas Master Naturalist
Blackland Prairie Chapter
Why Become a
Texas Master Naturalist?

Also see TPWD's
Keep Texas Wild: Blackland Prairie


Chapter Meetings
2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Heard Museum Science Center in McKinney
Links to maps for the Heard Museum below

The Heard Natural Science Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney, TX 75069
[Directions] and [Parking Map]
Master Naturalist Charter
The Mission of the Texas Master Naturalist program is 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 for the State of Texas.

The Texas Master Naturalist program is a partnership between the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and other local partners.

2016 Monthly Meeting Topics:
  • September 13 - Steve Houser: Indian Marker Trees
  • October 11 - Plan and Play: Do You Like Where We Came From and Where Do You Want Us to Go? And of Course Fun, Prizes, and Food
  • November 8 - Diane Brownlee: Local Seismic Activity
  • December 13 - Daphne Lynch: TBD Topics from the Collin County Health Department
  • Future Speakers - TBA -
Monthly talks for this year will be recorded here as completed:
  • August 9 - Sarah Deerman: Leave No Trace Project
  • July 12 - Leah Patton: Texas Tarantulas
  • June 14 - Sally Evans: Soil Stew, A Few Surprises, And Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary!
  • May 10 - Monica Morrison: Texas Wild Cats
  • April 12 - Amethyst Roney: Texas Snake Myths Debunked
  • March 8 - Lt. Michael Mitchell, Warden/Law Enforcement at Texas Parks and Wildlife Headquarters: Laws, Regulations and Ethics (new chapter in TMN training manual) and What TPWD Can Do For You
  • February 9 - Chapter Members to train: Hands On: Seed Balls, Mason Bee Houses and more. Learn and do night of fun.
  • January 12 - Open House (No AT): Partner Presentations and General Meeting

Prior years' talks can be found in the >> Monthly Talk Archive <<

Check out the newly updated Calendar from the tab at top of page for volunteer opportunities and information about what our partners are doing.

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