2017 Texas Master Naturalist Course @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm

The mission of the Trans-Pecos Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program is to develop a group of well-informed volunteers to provide education,outreach and service dedicated toward the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas. Course topics include:

· Land Ethics · Geology · Invertebrate Biology
· Archeology · Desert Ecology · Botany
· Ornithology · Aquatics · Herpetology

Classes will be held each Thursday night from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Texas A&M
AgriLife Extension- Ascarate Annex- 301 Manny Martinez 79905. There are also six
Saturday field trips to area parks for hands-on training. To become a Certified Texas
Master Naturalist, trainees must complete:

· Attendance at all training classes, including field trips (60 hours total)
· 40 hours of volunteer service on approved projects within a year
· 8 hours of advanced training in approved classes within a year
· Pass a state-mandated background check

Class fee is $125. Registration deadline is February 6th, 2017. Class size is limited, and
applicants selected to attend the class will be contacted no later than Feb. 10th, 2017.
Make checks payable to TMN-Trans Pecos Chapter.




2017 Pesticide Applicator Training @ Ysleta Cultural Arts Center
Mar 1 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm


DATE: March 1, 2017

LOCATION: YISD (Ysleta Independent School District) 9600 Simms (Exit I-10 @ McRae)El Paso, Texas 79925

TIME: 7:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

REGISTRATION: Includes lunch, refreshments and handouts (same cost as last year)
$50.00 early registration (before Monday, February 27, 2017)
$60.00 on site registration
License holders must present a valid pesticide applicator’s license or a driver’s license to
receive credit for the training.

Five CEUs may be obtained for TDA, SPCS, NMDA, commercial, non-commercial, and Private Pesticide Applicators. For general information, please call Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at (915)771-2354.
*For licensing information, contact Mario Saavedra at (915)706-6118.

For all City, County or Government Agencies – Please make check payable to:
Texas Pest Management Association (TPMA)
David Oefinger
Executive Director
PO Box 1906
Austin TX 78767-1906

For all other agencies please make checks payable to:
Greater El Paso Pesticide Control Association (GEPPCA)
Mail to: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
301 Manny Martinez Sr. Drive, 2nd Floor
El Paso, TX 79905

Kindly call our office and speak with Claire Hill, provide her with a list of names and
information for individuals who will be attending the event, (915)771-2354.



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