Want to learn how to weave a basket? Take better nature photographs? Keep a nature journal? Make useful items from those pesky plastic bags? Here’s your chance! During the month of May, the Rio Grande Valley Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist will be offering workshops on Wednesday nights to enrich and inspire not only its membership, but also the general public. Classes will be from 6 PM to 9 PM at the Cameron County Extension

Offices, 1390 West Expressway 83 in San Benito. Classes are $25 each, or $100 for the entire series. All class supplies are provided and included in the class fee.

Introduction to Basket Weaving will be the first class in the series, on May 2, with instruction by Jolaine Lanehart. The second class will be a continuation and completion of the basket started in the first class, on the following Wednesday night. Noted photographer Greg Storms will be instructing the third class on May 16, designed for novices getting familiar with their camera all the way to experienced photographers who need to polish their game. The fourth class is designed for those budding nature artists who are passionate about recording their findings, and Linda McGonigle is outstanding at nurturing your talents to create this journal. The final class, on May 30, will be taught by Heidi Linnemann and is an exercise in recycling plastic bags into yarn, then creating all the fun things you will need for summer: mats, totes, and other accessories. All five classes are designed for adults 18 and over, and will be limited in size to maximize the experience. Texas Master Naturalists from any chapter (AT opportunity) and the general public are both invited.

Additional information is available at the Rio Grande Valley Chapter Texas Master Naturalist website, www.rgvctmn.org. Go to the Workshops tab for in-depth class descriptions and registration instructions. The registration period for the first class ends on April 30. For additional information, contact Alicia Cavazos at info@rgvctmn.org.


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