Spring 2019 Application - North Texas Master Naturalist
10056 Marsh Lane, Suite B-101
Dallas, Texas 75229-6071
Phone (214) 904-3050

The application deadline is Friday, November 30, 2018. Class size is limited; applications will go through a review and selection process. Strong applicants are those who express a commitment to stewardship of our natural resources; a willingness and availability to contribute time to volunteer service; a desire to complete the coursework, homework, and field trips; and those already volunteering. Particular consideration will be given to those who express willingness to serve in leadership roles for the Master Naturalist program.

Please note, this form cannot be saved in progress. Please allow 20-30 minutes to complete the application. (A PDF version to help you prepare is available on the ntmn.org How to Join page.) Applicants will be notified of acceptance status by December 20, 2018.

If you have questions about the Master Naturalist program, please email Laura Kimberly at newclass@ntmn.org.

Email address *
Read and agree to the statements below. *
By checking the boxes below, you are indicating that you have read and agree to the following statements. Begin by entering today's date.
Classes every Tuesday night for 12 weeks *
I will be available for the classes every Tuesday evening February 5, through April 30, 2019. Most classes will be held at Brookhaven College (tentative location). I understand that, other than one class which may be missed without penalty, I am required to attend all other scheduled classes in order to attain initial certification. Make-up classes are sometimes, but not always, available. I understand reading and homework assignments are to be completed between each class meeting and that I will be asked to participate in a class volunteer project.
Three required Field Trips *
I understand that I am required to attend three field trips, one in each category of Forest, Aquatics and Prairie, in order to attain initial certification. Field trips are usually scheduled on Saturdays but may also be scheduled on Sunday. Field trip locations will vary. Make-up field trips are sometimes, but not always, available.
Background check, requiring disclosure of my Drivers License Number; Liability Waiver; Code of Ethics; and Standards of Conduct. *
I understand that membership in the Master Naturalist program is contingent upon passing a background check in order to better assure the safety of our youth and adults. Online forms for Background Check Authorization and Liability Waiver must be completed before class begins (links will be sent after acceptance; drivers license number is required to complete the online form). Volunteer service cannot commence until background check is completed. As a Master Naturalist, I also agree to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct (https://txmn.org/files/2013/04/TMN-Code-of-Ethics-updated-July-2015.pdf) and (https://txmn.org/files/2013/04/TMN-Standards-of-Conduct-updated-July-2015.pdf). I also understand I must be 18 or older to participate in the Texas Master Naturalist program.
Volunteer Service and Advanced Training *
I understand that, in addition to classes and field trips, I am required to complete 40 hours of approved volunteer service and 8 approved advanced training hours by December 31, 2019, in order to attain initial certification. Each year, after initial certification, an additional 40 volunteer hours and 8 advanced training hours will be required to maintain certification. Nominal dues (currently $30) are required to maintain membership. I understand that I will need to have access to a computer and be familiar with computer operations to log the volunteer and advanced training hours.
Class fee of $200 *
Upon acceptance in the class, I agree to pay the class fee of $200.00, by PayPal, due by January 5, 2019. The class fee includes the membership dues for the initial year. Scholarships are available. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance.
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