Bluestem Master Naturalists are a group of Texomans who love the outdoors. They work to protect and preserve natural ecosystems, and educate people about our environment. Grayson County Master Naturalists have lots of opportunities to make a difference: Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge on Lake Texoma where thousands of birds migrate each year, AgriLife Extension, Camp All Saints, Master Gardeners and many more.
There are many opportunities for you to participate. Teens younger than 18 must have a mentor: parent, aunt, uncle, grandparent etc.
Thursday classes meet from 6 - 9 p.m. at Grayson County Courthouse, second floor.
March 7: Orientation and History of Master Naturalist, MN staff
March 21: Ecological Concepts, Peter Schulz, Austin College
April 4: Entomology, Mike Merchant, Texas A & M
April 11: Ornithology, Jack Chiles, Master Naturalist
April 18: Herpetology, Tim Patton, Southern Oklahoma University
May 9: Ichthyology, Bob Lusk, Pond Boss Magazine
May 23: Graduation
Saturday Field trips meet at Hagerman Wildlife Refuge or Camp All Saints. 8:30 - 4:00
March 23: Rangeland Ecology and Management, Chuck Jones, AgriLife
April 27: History or Hagerman and Wetlands Management, Kathy Whaley, Parks and Wildlife
Afternoon: To be scheduled
May 4: Wild Card Weekend: Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Choice of approved classes and Bird Walk or Tour.
May 18: Camp All Saints
Morning: Mammalogy, Jessica Healy, Austin College
Afternoon: Aquatic Systems, Macro-invertebrates, Doris Floyd and Andrew Blacklock, Master Naturalists
To be scheduled: Weather, Forests, Geology
For information, go to http://bluestemmasternaturalists.org.
Or contact them: firstname.lastname@example.org