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Capital Area Master Naturalists

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Texas Master Naturalist Program

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The Texas Master Naturalist Program is a partnership between Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas A&M Agrilife Extension.  The mission of the 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.

At the state level, the organization is directed by advisors who provide:

  • training guidelines
  • program marketing and promotion
  • curriculum resources
  • advanced training opportunities

Since the Master Naturalist Program began in 1998, more than 8,000 volunteers in 48 state-wide chapters have been trained. Those volunteer Master Naturalists have: 

  • Provided over 2 million hours of volunteer service
  • Contributed work valued at over $40 million
  • Connected with 2 million school children
  • Enhanced over 90,000 acres of wildlands, preserves, and natural habitats

For more information about the program at the state level, visit

State Master Naturalist Meeting

CAMN had great attendance (both in-person and virtual) for the Texas Master Naturalist Annual Meeting held in Irving, Texas from October 21-24, 2021.  From numerous presentations to field trips to the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, it was a great success. The 2022 Annual Meeting is scheduled for October 20-23 in Houston. Join us!

Nearby Master Naturalist Chapters

In addition to CAMN, other nearby Central Texas chapters include:

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