Calendar

The events posted on this page are open to the public. Events which are coordinated by organizations other than NTMN might be changed or canceled without notice to us. You should always check with the organization in charge to ensure that the event hasn’t changed.

If you only want to view Guided Walks, please select “Categories” in the top left hand corner. Click on “Guided Walks” to filter out all but the walks displayed on the calendar.

  • You can change the view (month/day/week/agenda) by clicking on the calendar icon at the top right of the calendar.  You can also easily print from this utility.
    • In the Agenda view, only the first 10 events are displayed at a time.  To move to the next 10 events, click on the right arrow next to the name of the month at the top or bottom left of the calendar; i.e. August 2018 ->
    • In the Agenda view, you can also collapse all of the events to easily scan the brief information.
  • Please click on the event title in the calendar to see the additional information about each event.
  • Most of these are not North Texas Master Naturalist events but we have made every effort to ensure accuracy.
  • The hosting organization which is listed should be your primary point of contact about these events.

If you have an event which you would like to have posted on the public calendar, please send an email to contact@ntmn.org with the details.

Members who want to see ALL of the events (AT and VH) should log in to the Members side of the NTMN website.

Oct
18
Fri
TMN Annual Statewide Meeting 2019
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

TMN Annual Statewide Meeting 2019
Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20, 2018  

The Texas Master Naturalist annual meeting is primarily a training event, but some VH may be available. Annual meeting provides Advanced Training, including workshops and field trips, as well as an opportunity for members to share new ideas and projects and to learn from one another. Costs vary depending on days attending and accomodations.

Location: Hilton Rockwall Lakefront Hotel, 2055 Summer Lee Dr., Rockwall, TX 75032

For information and registration, go to https://www.txmn.org and click on Annual Meeting.

TA 11/23/18

Oct
19
Sat
Dallas Citizen Forester Academy
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Dallas Citizen Forester Academy
Thursdays, September 12, October 3, October 24, 2019  6:30-8:30 PM
Saturdays, September 21, October 19, November 2, 2019  9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Train to become a Citizen Forester. Citizen Foresters is a NTMN project and is supported by the City of Dallas. The training covers basic tree physiology, tree ID, proper planting and pruning techniques, insects and diseases, proper care and maintenance.

Thursday night classes are held at the Meadows Conference Center, 2900 Live Oak St., Dallas 75204. Saturday classes are held at Trinity River Audubon Center (TRAC). Once trained, Citizen Foresters plant trees in neighborhoods and educate the public about planting and caring for trees and the importance of the urban forest.

See attached flyer and class schedule.

Cost: Free, but you must register. Registration ends August 30.

Information and registration: dallascitizenforester@gmail.com or Karen Woodard, City Forester, 214-670-0161 or karen.woodard@dallascityhall.com

TA 6/22/19

Flyer  CITIZEN FORESTER CLASS FLYER-2019
Schedule  2019 Class Schedule

TMN Annual Statewide Meeting 2019
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

TMN Annual Statewide Meeting 2019
Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20, 2018  

The Texas Master Naturalist annual meeting is primarily a training event, but some VH may be available. Annual meeting provides Advanced Training, including workshops and field trips, as well as an opportunity for members to share new ideas and projects and to learn from one another. Costs vary depending on days attending and accomodations.

Location: Hilton Rockwall Lakefront Hotel, 2055 Summer Lee Dr., Rockwall, TX 75032

For information and registration, go to https://www.txmn.org and click on Annual Meeting.

TA 11/23/18

Oct
20
Sun
TMN Annual Statewide Meeting 2019
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

TMN Annual Statewide Meeting 2019
Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20, 2018  

The Texas Master Naturalist annual meeting is primarily a training event, but some VH may be available. Annual meeting provides Advanced Training, including workshops and field trips, as well as an opportunity for members to share new ideas and projects and to learn from one another. Costs vary depending on days attending and accomodations.

Location: Hilton Rockwall Lakefront Hotel, 2055 Summer Lee Dr., Rockwall, TX 75032

For information and registration, go to https://www.txmn.org and click on Annual Meeting.

TA 11/23/18

Oct
22
Tue
Open House for Potential Master Naturalist Class Members
Oct 22 all-day

Placeholder for the  Open House for potential new members for the 2020 class.

Open House for Potential Master Naturalists
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

BECOME A MASTER NATURALIST:

An Open House will be held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 17360 Coit Rd, Dallas, TX 75252.  Please join us to gather more information on the training and our volunteer program.

The North Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program will be accepting applications for its 2020 class.  Master Naturalist Trainees receive in-depth education in wildlife and natural resource management, customized to focus on our local ecosystems. In return, Master Naturalists provide volunteer service in the form of community education, conservation, citizen science, and demonstration projects, while pursuing advanced training in areas of their special interests. The initial training includes 40 hours of classroom sessions plus field trips to learn about Texas’ natural resources.

Training begins February 4, 2020 and continues each Tuesday from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. through April 28, 2020.  Most classes will meet at Brookhaven Community College, 3939 Valley View Lane, Dallas, 75244.

Applications can be obtained at ntmn.org/about/how-to-join and will be accepted from October 1, 2019 through November 30, 2019.  Class size is limited.  Priority is given to applicants with a strong interest in performing volunteer service.  More information about our chapter and our volunteer projects can be found at on this website.  The Texas Master Naturalist program is sponsored by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

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Oct
24
Thu
Dallas Citizen Forester Academy
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Dallas Citizen Forester Academy
Thursdays, September 12, October 3, October 24, 2019  6:30-8:30 PM
Saturdays, September 21, October 19, November 2, 2019  9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Train to become a Citizen Forester. Citizen Foresters is a NTMN project and is supported by the City of Dallas. The training covers basic tree physiology, tree ID, proper planting and pruning techniques, insects and diseases, proper care and maintenance.

Thursday night classes are held at the Meadows Conference Center, 2900 Live Oak St., Dallas 75204. Saturday classes are held at Trinity River Audubon Center (TRAC). Once trained, Citizen Foresters plant trees in neighborhoods and educate the public about planting and caring for trees and the importance of the urban forest.

See attached flyer and class schedule.
Cost: Free, but you must register. Registration ends August 30.

Information and registration: dallascitizenforester@gmail.com or Karen Woodard, City Forester, 214-670-0161 or karen.woodard@dallascityhall.com

TA 6/22/19

Flyer  CITIZEN FORESTER CLASS FLYER-2019
Schedule  2019 Class Schedule

Oct
25
Fri
Amphibian Watch at White Rock Lake
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

NTC Amphibian Watch at White Rock Lake

When: Friday, March 29, 2019     Approx. 7:00 PM (dusk) – 8:30 PM
Location: Sunset Bay on White Rock Lake, 830 Lawther Dr. on the east side of White Rock Lake, Dallas 75218. From Buckner Blvd., take Poppy Dr. (just north of Garland Rd.) toward the lake, then left onto E. Lawther Dr. to Sunset Bay.

Come on out to White Rock Lake and help Barbara Turner with her Amphibian Watch. It’s an amphibian “listen,” since we ID the frogs by their croaks. Barbara sends the data to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for their statewide amphibian monitoring efforts. We will begin at dusk (check your paper for sunset time) and will watch for about an hour and a half.

Barbara will be “watching” frogs each last Friday from March through October. Come out and join the fun! (And come early if you’d like to bird watch for a few minutes.) For information, contact Barbara Turner, 972-222-7321.

Website for TPWD Amphibian watch:

https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/texas_nature_trackers/amphibian_watch/

 

Oct
26
Sat
Native Landscape Certification Program
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Native Landscape Certification Program 
Saturday, October 26, 2019     9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Level 2 class of the Native Landscape Certification Program, Design and Development with Native Plants, will be held October 26 in McKinney. This class covers learning to create landscape designs incorporating native plants, recognizing important considerations for creating a design, and determining how to preserve native plants in your landscape. The class consists of an indoor training session and a 2-hour outdoor plant walk. The class is sponsored by the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT).

Fee: $50 for NPSOT members; $65 for non-members

Only participants who have completed Level 1 may attend Level 2 or Level 3

For more information and to register: https://npsot.org/wp/nlcp/

Location: Heard Natural Science Museum, 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069

TA 8/27/19

For the Love of the Lake – Student Service Day
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Student Service Day

When: October 26, 11AM – 2PM

Where: The Bath House Cultural Center

Calling all students! For the Love of the Lake is having its first annual Student Service Day at White Rock Lake on October 26th, 2019. This day is dedicated to bringing together students of all ages (Elementary level-University level) to maintain the beauty and health of one of Dallas’s most special places. Students can work together to collect litter and/or plant trees.

Not only will students have the chance to get their hands dirty, they will also have the opportunity to learn more about environmentalism by interacting with many different environmental organizations who will be present during the event.

The Student Service Day will take place from 11am-2pm on October 26th, 2019 at White Rock Lake. For more information about the event and how you can get involved, please email Olivia Beitelspacher (For the Love of the Lake’s Student Board Fellow) at obeitelspach@smu.edu.

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