2019 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 Bob Whitmarsh.
Refreshment teams for 2019 are listed below.

2019 Advanced Training Schedule
General Meeting and Advanced Training
General Meeting and Advanced Training.   Joint meeting with intern class.
Bonus Advanced Training
DATE PROGRAM SPEAKER LOCATION AT HOURS VT HOURS
9:00 AM
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Creating Houston's first botanic garden Joy Columbus, Vice President, Horticulture Houston Botanic Garden
Texas AgriLife Extension Building
(map)
1.50
1.00
Plus travel
8:00 AM
Saturday, January 26, 2019
A Little R&R (Research & Resource Management) See agenda
Texas AgriLife Extension Building (map)
6.00
0.00
9:00 AM
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
American Eel Project: How eel mop data captured by gulf-coast TMN Chapters fit the original hypothesis. Stephen Curtis Aquatic Biologist at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department,
Texas AgriLife Extension Building
(map)
1.50
1.00
Plus travel
9:00 AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
It's Time for a Makeover!   Understanding Plumage Variations Kristine Rivers, Lifelong birder, owner of Birding for Fun, and president of the Cradle of Texas Chapter.
Texas AgriLife Extension Building
(map)
1.50
1.00
Plus travel
9:00 AM
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Using eBird and Merlin: In the Home and in the Field     eBird    Merlin Ron Weeks, "local birder extraordinaire", lifelong birding enthusiast, and Dow Chemical employee.
Texas AgriLife Extension Building
(map)
1.25
1.00
Plus travel
9:00 AM
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Texas Parks and Wildlife: A Coastal Fisheries Overview Jessica Sandwaldt, Sea Center Texas, Coastal Fisheries Management
Texas AgriLife Extension Building
(map)
1.00
1.00
Plus travel
9:00 AM
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Let's Talk Mushrooms Teri MacArthur Horticultural Coordinator for Harris County.   She spoke at our chapter meeting in September 2014.
Texas AgriLife Extension Building
(map)
1.50
1.00
Plus travel
9:00 AM
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Mammal Detectives Kristine Rivers, Lifelong birder, owner of Birding for Fun, and president of the Cradle of Texas Chapter.
First Presbyterian
Church, Angleton
(map)
1.50
0.50
Plus travel
9:00 AM
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Barrier Islands of Texas Dr. Robert Lonard, biologist and professor emeritus, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
First Presbyterian
Church, Angleton
(map)
NNotes 0.25
Lonard 1.00
1.00
Plus travel
9:00 AM
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The world's most erosive coastline Dr. Glenn A. Jones, Professor in the Department of Marine Sciences at the Texas A&M University at Galveston.   Dr. Jones holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University (1983).
First Presbyterian
Church, Angleton
(map)
1.50
1.00
Plus travel
9:00 AM
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Fall Field Day at Quintana Beach State Park with various stations including reptiles, seining, digging for ghost crabs and shrimp. No designated speaker.
Quintana Beach
County Park

(map)
TBA
1.00
Plus travel
9:00 AM
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Zooplankton April Russell, Sea Center Texas
First Presbyterian
Church, Angleton
(map)
TBA
1.00
Plus travel
Time TBA
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
 • Election of officers and directors for 2020
 • Intern Graduation
 • Intern Presentations
Chapter members and interns
First Presbyterian
Church, Angleton
(map)
TBA
1.00
Plus travel


2019 Refreshment Teams
Jan 9 Ruby Lewis, Ellen and Michael Lasseter, Christina Hartman, Lorna Witt, Candace Novak
Jan 26 Breakfast: Mike Mullins, Ellen and Michael Lasseter, Larry Ruhr, Oron Atkins, Lisa Myers
Desserts: George Valadez, Jimmy Salinas, Jerry Krampota, Mary Helen Israel
Feb 12 Jo Myers, Becky Huff, Julia Geisler, John O'Connell, George Valadez, Jim Nance;
Mar 13 Tom Morris, Larry Peterson, Kristine Rivers, Oron Atkins, Brenda Martin, Mel McKey  
Apr 10 Jimmy Salinas, Jerry Krampota, Larry Ruhr, Bob Whitmarsh, Carolyn May-Monie, Debbie Nance, Donna Graham
May 8 Mike Bettorf, Connie Stolte, Bill Ahlstrom, Barbara Burkhardt, Regina Tippitt, Sheree Muzny  
Jun 12 Mike Mullins, Kim Richardson, Howard Allen, Cindy Goodrum, John Boettiger, Roy Morgan  
Jul 10 Mary Helen Israel, Kristine Rivers, Neal McLain, Regina Tippett, Phyllis Gerdes, John Minkert
Aug 14 George Valadez, Marty Cornell, Bill Ahlstrom, Lisa Myers, Robert Salzer
Sep 11 Larry Peterson, Oron Atkins, Bob Whitmarsh, Mary Schwartz, Mary Helen Israel, Janet Jackson Ellis
Oct 9 Mike Bettorf, Mary Holler, Rainbo Johnson, Chris Kneupper, Howard Allen
Nov 13 Ellen and Michael Lasseter, Kim Richardson, Larry Ruhr, Kristine Rivers, Bill Ahlstrom, Rose Wagner
Dec 11 Don Sabathier, John O'Connell, John Boettiger, Neal McLain, Krissy Plunkett, Mike Bettorf


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