2018 ADVANCED TRAINING SCHEDULE

 • Unless otherwise specified, all General Meetings meet at The Texas Agrilife Extension Building in Angleton.
 • For information about webinars click here.
 • For information about other AT opportunities see the TMN-COT calendar or contact the Advanced Training Director Larry Rurh.
Refreshment teams for 2018 are listed below.

2018 Advanced Training Schedule
General Meeting and Advanced Training
General Meeting and Advanced Training.   Joint meeting with intern class.
Bonus Advanced Training

DATE PROGRAM SPEAKER AT HOURS VT HOURS
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Pelagic Birds Martin Hagne, Executive Director, Gulf Coast Bird Observatory
1.50
1.00
Plus travel
Saturday, January 20, 2018 It's a Wild, Wild Life on the Mid-Texas Coast! TMN-COT members Phil Huxford, Ruby Lewis, Kristine Rivers, and Peggy Romfh, assisted by Dr. Russell Miget, Texas A&M Extension Service, College Station, Texas.
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0.00
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 American Eel Stephen Curtis, Aquatic Biologist at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
1.50
1.00
Plus travel
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Intracoastal Waterway: The Early Years Effects on local rivers, streams and beaches James Glover, Supervisor, Stephen F. Austin-Munson Historical County Park
1.50
1.00
Plus travel
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Wildflowers of Texas Michael Eason, Rare Plant Research and Conservation botanist, San Antonio Botanical Garden
1.75
1.00
Plus travel
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Mammoths and The Ice Age in Brazoria County Brian Miles, Curator of Paleontology at the Brazosport Museum of Natural Science, a partner group of the Center for the Arts and Sciences, Clute, Texas
1.75
1.00
Plus travel
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Coastal Mammals Dennis Jones, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
2.25
1.00
Plus travel
Friday, June 29, 2018 Bonus Advanced Training: Cactus Moth (Cactoblastis cactorum) Dr. Barron Rector, Associate Professor & Extension Range Specialist, Texas A&M University.
3.50
0.00
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 This is Mars 2018 Judi James, Director, BASF Planetarium at the Center for the Arts and Sciences
NOTE LOCATION
BASF Planetarium
Center for the Arts and Sciences
400 College Drive, Clute, TX 77531
1.00
1.00
Plus travel
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Conserving Marine Mammals on the Texas Coast Heidi Whitehead Executive Director and State Stranding Coordinator for the Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network (TMMSN).
1.50
1.00
Plus travel
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Green Infrastructure Dr John Jacob, Director, Texas Coastal Watershed Program Texas Sea Grant
1.75
1.00
Plus travel
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Colonial Folklore - Emphasis on herbs and plants. Rebecca Laurent, herbalist
TBA
1.00
Plus travel
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 A Wonderland of Winter Waterfowl Kristine Rivers, lifelong birder, President of the Cradle of Texas Chapter, and owner of Birding for Fun.
TBA
1.00
Plus travel
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Election of officers and directors for 2019
Intern Graduation
Intern Presentations
Chapter members and interns
TBA
1.00
Plus travel

2018 Refreshment Teams
Jan Phyllis Gerdes, Mary Helen Israel, Anna King, Jo Myers,
Peggy and Pete Romfh, Dick Schaffhausen, Linda and Ken Sluis
Feb Bill Ahlstrom, Lisa Myers, Candace Novak, John O'Connelll
Mar Oron Atkins, Becky McClendon, Mel McKey, Jo Myers, Jimmy Salinas
Apr Donna Graham, Judy Green, Jackie Hicks, Larry Peterson, Larry Ruhr, Bob Whitmaarsh,  
May George and Anne Bettinger, Mike Bettorf, Jerry Krampota, Mike and Ellen Lasseter, Carolyn May-Monie, Georgia Monnerat 
Jun Cindy Goodrum, Marlies Greenwood, Roy Morgan, Mike Mullins, Jo Myers, Kim Richardson 
Jul Ed Johnson, Anna King, Ann Lange, Becky McClendon 
Aug Bill Ahlstrom, Oron Atkins, Jane and Jerry Eppner, Roy Morgan, Pam Peltier, Robert Salzer  
Sep  Ed Barrios, Barbara Burkhardt, Denise Kaplan, Jerry Krampota, Neal McLain, Lisa Myers, George Valadez, Pam West 
Oct Brazoria County Library System
Nov Mary Holler, Rainbo Johnson, Ellen and Michael Lasseter, Ruby Lewis, Kim Richardson 
Dec John Boettiger, Neal McLain, Lisa Myers


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