We want to thank 5 of our hardworking teachers who have taken on the challenge of becoming Master Naturalists. It requires the following to steps to be considered a Master Naturalist.
– Master Naturalist Trainees must successfully complete an approved training program with at least 40 hours of combined field and classroom instruction though a Texas Master Naturalist Chapter
– after completing the training above, to become a Certified Texas Master Naturalist, the candidate donates at least 40 hours of volunteer service back to the state and community. Trainees can complete their 40 hours of volunteer service and 8 hours of advanced training within a year after completion of their initial training.
– in subsequent years, the candidate must complete another 8 hours of advanced training and donates 40 hours of volunteer service to maintain their certification (or to re-certify) as a Texas Master Naturalist.
With this incredibly useful education, our teachers bring back to Stonewall Jackson Elementary a wealth of information that will benefit our school and garden.