Education

We offer educational opportunities for community groups, adults, families, and children. 

The North Texas Master Naturalists are available to enhance your organization’s next meeting or event. We provide high-quality and engaging speakers covering a wide array of nature and environmental topics. Suppose you are seeking vendors to add enrichment to your event. In that case, we can provide booths, whether informational or interactive, staffed by highly trained members of the North Texas Master Naturalist community. Available booth topics include pollinators, the Blackland Prairie, mammals, birds, forests, and wetlands.

learning about marine fossils found in North Texas with Mick Tune. Photo by Alan Lusk

Learning about marine fossils found in North Texas with Mick Tune. Photo by Alan Lusk

Kids participating in citizen science at John Bunker Sands Wetland Center. Photo by Shelby Smith

Kids participating in citizen science at John Bunker Sands Wetland Center. Photo by Shelby Smith

Educational Materials and Resources 

  1. What Kind of Naturalist Are You?
  2. Birding Around Dallas (Spanish and English)
  3. Get Outside
  4. Spring Creek Forest Interpretive Trail Guide
  5. Inviting Nature Back Home
  6. Blackland Prairie Field Guide
  7. Twelve Hills Nature Center

FAQ

Q: Is there a charge to have the Master Naturalists present at an event?
A: Generally, our services are free to the public.

Q: Where can I find out more information about the Texas Master Naturalist Program?
A: The state website is http://txmn.org.

Q: Are all of the Nature Walks suitable for all ages?
A: Walks will always be designated if they are not suitable for all ages.

Q: What is the geographical territory served by your chapter?
A: We usually serve Dallas, Rockwall, and Kaufman counties.

Q: If we have Master Naturalists staff an informational table at our event, what topics can they cover?
A: Master Naturalists are trained to present informational Nature Discovery Trunks on the following topics: Mammals, pollinators, the Blackland prairie, forests, birds, and wetlands. Each Discovery Trunk is packed with information, supplies, and educational materials that support the topic being presented. Guests are encouraged to ask questions, touch, and explore the items presented on the tables.

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Friends of Oak Cliff Parks Wildflower Walk - (AT) Sunday, April 28, 2024   11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Join us for a walk through the...
April 29, 2024    
7:23 pm - 8:23 pm
Board Meetings are open to all members and to the public. Please contact the Vice President at vicepresident@ntmn.org for meeting details if you want to...
May 1, 2024    
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Chapter Meeting Placeholder. A further description monthly meeting will appear here as the scheduled meeting draws near. Join us in north Dallas at Dallas College...
Walk & Talk Bird Tour at John Bunker Sands Wetland Center (AT) Saturday, May 4, 2024  |  730am-930am Join us as we go on a...
Native Plants and Prairies Day 2024 will be held Saturday May 4th at the Bath House Cultural Center at White Rock Lake, 521 E. Lawther...
Laura W Bush Native Texas Park – Guided Walk (AT) Saturday, May 4, 2024  |  10:00am-11:00am  The park guides are Certified Master Naturalists from 3...
1st Saturday Nature Walk – Friends of LLELA (AT) Saturday, May 4, 2024  |  10am-12noon Fees:  There is no additional fee for this class, just...
Night Hike at the Heard Museum (AT) Saturday, May 4, 2024  |  8pm – 10pm Explore the thrilling sights, smells, and sounds of night with...
Friends of Oak Cliff Parks Kids’ Bird Walk- (AT) Sunday, May 5, 2024   11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Join us for a walk through the...
2nd Saturday Bird Walk at the Heard Museum (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  8am-9:30am 2nd Saturday Bird Walks are intended to help beginning and...
World Migratory Bird Day - Guided Hike || Trinity River Audubon Center (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  8:30am-9:30am CST Join us for a guided...
World Migratory Bird Day – Guided Bird Walk || Trinity River Audubon Center (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  8am – 9am || 9am –...
Laura W Bush Native Texas Park – Guided Walk (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  10:00am-11:00am  The park guides are Certified Master Naturalists from 3...
World Migratory Bird Day – Wild DFW Hike || Trinity River Audubon Center (AT) Saturday, May 11, 2024  |  11am – 12noon World Migratory Bird...
3rd Thursday Bird Walk at the Heard Museum (AT) Thursday, May 16, 2024  |  8am-9:30am 3rd Thursday Bird Walks in the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary are...
Morning Bird Walk || Trinity River Audubon Center (AT) Saturday, May 18, 2024  |  7:30am-8:30am Join us for a monthly bird walk to enjoy the trails...
May 18, 2024    
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Dallas County Texas Master Gardener Association is holding its 2024 Garden Tour on Saturday, May 18th, from 10am - 5pm, rain or shine. Many...
Friends of Oak Cliff Parks || Tree ID Walk - (AT) Sunday, May 19, 2024   9am – 11am Join us for a walk through the...
Thrive Nature Walk –Lewisville Parks & Rec (AT) Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 9am-10:30am Sights of plants and wildlife, smells of fresh air and trees,...
Chandor Nature Trail Guided Hike, NPSOT Cross Timbers Chapter (AT) Sunday, May 19, 2024  |  12noon – 2:30pm As a thank you for Cross Timbers...
Laura W Bush Native Texas Park – Guided Walk (AT) Saturday, May 25, 2024  |  10:00am-11:00am  The park guides are Certified Master Naturalists from 3...
Laura W Bush Native Texas Park – Guided Walk (AT) Saturday, June 1, 2024  |  10:00am-11:00am  The park guides are Certified Master Naturalists from 3...
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