Reporting guidelines

Why is it important for MNs to perform and report volunteer hours?

  • Master Naturalist is a volunteer organization.  Teaching, serving the community and working in support of our natural resources is what we are all about.
  • Keeping accurate records has always been a part of being a naturalist.  Without some measure of our work, we would be unable to judge our impact on the ecosystems we seek to restore or the community we seek to educate.
  • We are a government sponsored organization.  Without accurate records to show how many people were impacted by our work, how many acres of land improved, or miles of trails enhanced, Texas Parks and Wildlife and Texas Cooperative Extension would not be able to quantify our work and demonstrate the need for our support.

What do I report?

  • All volunteer activity that has been approved for Master Naturalist service, as well as travel time to and from the activity site.
  • All advanced training activity that has been pre-approved.  Training classes and field trips do not count as AT or VH service.

How do I find out about volunteer and advanced training activities?

  • The calendar of activities can be found on the website: https://www.ntmn.org
  • Come to chapter meetings where activities are advertised.
  • Watch for and read Listserve announcements.

 How do I know what activities have been approved for service?

  • Consult the website for the Approved Activities List.  This list contains all approved VH activity.
  • AT is explained in more detail on the monthly calendar.

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July 1, 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...
July 3, 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...
Guided Insect Hike at Coppell Nature Park (AT) Saturday, July 6, 2024  | 8am - 9am Description: Fly like a butterfly and sting like a...
LLELA  || 1st Saturday Nature Walk–(AT) Saturday, July 06, 2024  |  9am -11am Animal tracks, deer trails, singing birds, trees with personality – we never...
Bring the family and come learn more about the nature in your city and your own backyard on Saturday, July 6th from 11am to 2pm...
NTMN 2024 Summer Social
NTMN 2024 Summer Social Wednesday, July 10th from 6 to 8 pm (4:30 setup) Texas Discovery Gardens in Fair Park 3601 Martin Luther King Jr....
Trinity River Audubon Center || 2nd Saturday Guided Hike (AT) Saturday, July 13, 2024  |  8:30am-10:00am CST Join us for a guided hike led by...
Tandy Hills Prairie Sky/Star Party (FYI) Saturday, July 13, 2024   8:30 PM or after dark The Fort Worth Astronomical Society presents their Saturday star party...
Master Gardener Association || Shade Gardening (AT) Monday, July 15, 2024   11:30 am – 12:30 pm Speaker: CA Hiscock. Description:  It is possible to have...
3rd Thursday Bird Walk at the Heard Museum (AT) Thursday, July 18, 2024  |  8am-9:30am 3rd Thursday Bird Walks in the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary are...
Trinity River Audubon Center || Morning Bird Walk (AT) Saturday, July 20, 2024  |  7:30am-8:30am Join us for a monthly bird walk to enjoy the trails...
3rd Saturday Guided Boardwalk Tour at John Bunker Sands Wetland Center (AT) Saturday, July 20, 2024   10:00 AM – 11:30 AM   As your guide leads...
Trinity River Audubon Center || Sunday Morning Bird Walk (AT) Sunday, July 28, 2024  ||  9:00am-10:00am Description: Join us for a Sunday morning bird walk...
NTX: Outreach: Oakland Cemetery Community black light / moth / insect / iNat event / bioblitz Oakland Cemetery  3900 Oakland Circle  Dallas, TX 75215 Sunday,...
Master Gardener Association || Can I Eat That? (AT) Friday, August 2, 2024   10:00 am – 11:00 am CT Speaker: CA Hiscock. Description:  Browsing for...
Guided Hike – Sounds of Nature at Coppell Nature Park (AT) Saturday, August 3, 2024  | 8am - 9am Description: Do you hear what I...
Reptile Appreciation Workshop (AT) Saturday, August 3, 2024  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Join us for a day dedicated to learning more about the wonders...
TMN-Elm Fork Chapter || Early Bird Watch and Walk at Furneaux Creek (AT) Saturday, August 3, 2024   9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Meet at the...
LLELA  ||  1st Saturday Nature Walk–(AT) Saturday, August 03, 2024  |  9am -11am Animal tracks, deer trails, singing birds, trees with personality – we never...
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