CAMN will post its application for the 2016 class on August 1, 2015. We will be accepting applications through August (or longer if needed) on our application page. After the close of the application period, we will evaluate the applications, focusing particularly on the applicant’s desire and availability to give back to their community through volunteer service in ecological interpretation, stewardship and outreach. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an orientation in early November, and will undergo a 10-day training course, usually held on Saturdays in late Winter and Spring. These courses – a mix of classroom seminars and hands-on fieldwork – are expert-led and
guided by a curriculum developed in part by Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Texas Agrilife Extension Service.
The classes take place at a variety of ecologically-significant Central Texas facilities, such as the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, The Center for Environmental Research at Hornsby Bend, the Gault School for Archaeological Research, the City of Austin’s Water Quality Protection Lands, and many others.
Beyond the knowledge gained through intense focus on Central Texas environmental topics, participants often develop life-long friendships with classmates, and valuable networking contacts in the sciences.
More details are available on the application page, and elsewhere throughout this site.
CAMN’s 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.