Registration is Open for the 2021 Master Naturalist Training Program

The Gideon Lincecum Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists is offering their 2021 training class for new Master Naturalists. The Texas Master Naturalist Program’s mission 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.

Master Naturalist Trainees must successfully complete an approved training program with at least 40 hours of combined field and classroom instruction though a Texas Master Naturalist Chapter.  Our Chapter’s  training program is a 15 week course that meets once a week.  The curriculum includes lectures on Monday afternoons and field trips on Saturdays as appropriate. The TENTATIVE class schedule for 2021 will start in January with graduation in May, 2021.   To learn more about our program, please visit



Topics range from climatology to herpetology to botany and ornithology as examples. If you have an interest in the natural world around you then this comprehensive training is for you. You will learn about soils, pollinators and insects, mammals, archeology, land stewardship, aquatic systems and so much more. If you want to learn Citizen Science or how to identify that grass or butterfly in your backyard this is the course for you. 

The Gideon Lincecum Chapter covers 5 counties: Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Lee and Washington and we have a wide variety of projects and activities for you to become involved in once you complete your training. Come be a part of a group that believes in providing service and education to enhance our world and manage our resources.