This year’s event will mark the Texas Master Naturalist Program’s 18th Annual Meeting and will be the 19th year of the program. This year’s meeting will be held at the Omni Corpus Christi from October 20th-22nd, 2017 overlooking the western shores of the Gulf of Mexico, where the breakwaters meet the sand dunes, neotropical birds fly overhead on their migration routes and endangered sea turtles return annually to their nesting habitats. With 367 miles of coastline in Texas, Corpus Christi is situated along the southern reaches of this coastline at the mouth of the Nueces River as it flows from the hill country, through the south Texas Plains and out into the Gulf.
The Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for the Texas Master Naturalist volunteers from around the state to gather, participate in hands-on educational seminars, and receive all of their Advanced Training requirements for the year within one weekend. It’s also an opportunity for program participants and supporters to network, share new ideas/projects, and to learn from different chapters from different regions of the state.
We are pleased to extend an invitation to ALL Texas Master Naturalist Program volunteers, along with all other program affiliates. This includes those certified volunteers, those still in training, program administrators and advisors of local chapters, and your local chapter partners, sponsors, or special guests. This year’s gathering has several chapter enhancement and Advanced Training topics to choose from. Our social times, chapter project fair showcase and round table discussions will offer great opportunities to meet your fellow Texas Master Naturalist peers from our 46 Chapters across the state and share new ideas from the past year. Hear what projects your peers are contributing their volunteer time towards and make new acquaintances all at the same time. The Texas Master Naturalist Store and other surprises are also on the agenda. So, come out for a weekend filled with fun, fellowship, and learning on the western shores of the Gulf of Mexico.
The deadline for registration is Friday, September 29th, 2017.