Virtual Nature Venture
October 3, 2020 @ 8:00 am – October 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
In years past, the Silent Auction at the Annual TMN State meeting was our annual fundraiser. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, and the virtual nature of our Annual Meeting, we are not able to have a live event this year. For the first time, we are asking our community to come together and participate in a VIRTUAL NATURE VENTURE! that will take place in the weeks just prior to our Annual Meeting. “Venture” is defined as a “risky or daring journey or undertaking” – pioneering ventures into little known waters . . . . A perfect synopsis of what 2020 has been!
As has been the case previously, all funds raised by the annual fundraiser will be used to offset registration costs for next year’s Annual Meeting. While we won’t be able to gather in person and enjoy our nature experiences together this year, we hope you will register and complete your Nature Venture knowing that you are sharing your celebration and love of nature and your Texas Master Naturalist community with many others; together virtually, but safely separate.
$35.00 — Participants will receive event swag including a custom medal, and more! The first 300 to register will receive their swag prior to the event.
Register early – the first 300 participants will receive their event swag prior to the event start. Registration is open to all at this link!
For our VIRTUAL NATURE VENTURE, what makes our event a “virtual” one is that it allows you to walk, run, stroll, paddle, swim or sit – on your own time, wherever you choose — a neighborhood route, a nature trail, a park, or your backyard! You choose your place and your activity and complete it between October 3-17, 2020. Then share your completion pictures, wearing your Virtual Nature Venture swag, for all to see!
As you participate with the event through your own personal Virtual Nature Venture, challenge yourself to one (or all) of our three optional challenges –
- Post a picture participating in your event, and you will entered in a drawing to win a prize. Post these pictures to our Facebook Event Page and/or instagram – use the hashtag – #TexasNatureVenture.
- iNaturalist! Participate in an iNaturalist Collection challenge – More details to be announced soon. Those who participate in the iNat project will be entered into a drawing for a prize
- Challenge yourself to Run or Walk a 5K – post your pic and time to complete on our Virtual Nature Venture Facebook event page and all times submitted will be entered into a drawing for a prize. No age groups or categories – all runners and walkers for fun!