Working to improve our Gulf Coast environment!

Month# of VolunteersService Hrs.Adv. Training
Jan62939141
Feb741142190
Mar711084280
Apr661164184
May651038159
June55104696
July66116879
Aug821126284
Sept811692276
Oct841355360
Nov781354113
Dec5686755
Total123139752214

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  • Texas Waters Specialist Training Program Requirements •       Accumulate at least 8 hours of advanced training using the Texas Waters curriculum. These hours must be approved at your chapter level: •       Texas Waters Day (4 Hours) •       Upcoming Texas Waters Webinars (Up to 4 Hours) •       Small Group Interactive Study •       Texas Waters Field Trips •       Additional Renewal Requirements: •       Participate in at least one approved community service project. •       Contribute at least 10 hours of volunteer service in the area of water and watersheds. Those hours can also count toward the requirements for recertification in the Texas Master Naturalist program. Certification Timeline •       To complete certification for 2017, participants must complete advanced training by the October Texas Waters Day event and can include AT completed at the 2016 Texas Waters Day gathering. •       Volunteer ...
    Posted Feb 20, 2017, 8:53 AM by Mary Waters
  • Urban Gardening Course at Rice University's Glasscock School of Continuing Studies Co-Sponsors: The Garden Club of Houston; Texas Master Naturalist-Gulf Coast Chapter; Native Plant Society of Texas, Houston Chapter; Nature’s Way Resources Urban gardens have long played an important role in nourishing city dwellers and enhancing communities, from the victory gardens of World War II to the verdant plots springing up in yards, empty lots and on rooftops today. With the increasing popularity of fresh, local “farm to table” foods and a return to living in the core of many cities, there is a growing interest in urban gardening. Gardening offers flavorful, healthy and inexpensive food, fresh air and exercise, the pride and satisfaction of providing your own food, and a deep connection to the place we call ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2017, 11:39 AM by Mary Waters
  • Houston Parks & Rec. Christmas Bird Count This article was written by chapter member Jennifer Trandell.  For over a century, citizens around the globe have participated in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Every year for 117 years, volunteers gather in parks, prairies, woodlands, waterfronts, and in their own backyards dedicated to citizen science and bird conservation. This year from December 14 – January 5 binocular wielding groups across the Houston area assembled in an effort to record the number of observed bird species. The Houston Parks and Recreation Department hosted their Second Annual Christmas Bird Count inviting park employees, master naturalists and volunteers to participate on Monday, December 19, 2016. The National Audubon Society divided participating regions into 15-mile diameter circles for the official bird count ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2017, 11:29 AM by Mary Waters
  • BioBlitz Fever! Did you miss the big bioblitz at Katy Prairie on Saturday?  It was great fun and produced a wealth of valuable data.  Teams, including many Gulf Coast Master Naturalists, spread out across several Katy Prairie Conservancy properties to count and log all the flora and fauna to be found.  There were bird teams, dragonfly and damselfly teams, butterfly teams and native plant teams.  There were photographers attached to each team to create photographic records, plus counts were logged on eBird and iNaturalist.  Our current Master Naturalist class had their KPC field trip at the same time and got to see a real Citizen Science project in action.  The counting started before dawn and didn’t end until after sunset.  The ...
    Posted Oct 4, 2016, 7:35 AM by Mary Waters
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