Texas State University
Bachelor of Science
Geog-Resource & Envir. Studies
Texas State University
Master of Applied Geography
Geog-Land/Area Dev. & Mgt
Master of Education
Natural Science and Environ Edu
Texas Tech University
Professional Science Masters
Envir Sustainability & NRM PSM
Master of Science
I have 30 years of Environmental Quality experience (government and private industry) of internal / external training for all Environmental topics.
Northwest Vista College - Adjunct Geography (2 years)
Texas Lutheran University - Adjunct GIS / Geography (4 years)
University of Texas at Arlington - Adjunct Environmental Science - (4 years)
Central Texas College - Professor - Environmental Sciences, Geography and Education classes (9 years)
Austin Community College
University of Maryland Global Campus
Central Texas College:
Texas Lutheran University
Introduction to GIS
Northwest Vista College
Grants / Outreach / Service
Grants and Awards
2015 Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ). City of New Braunfels – Watershed Pollution Prevention (WPP) Grant funded
Outreach and Service
2018-present Science Presenter. Sycamore Springs Elementary School. (3rd-4th) Dripping Springs ISD.
2016-2018 Member at Large. Goldenwood Property Owners Association (GPOA)
2011-2013 Vice Chairman. Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). Guadalupe County, Tx
2011-present Volunteer - Adopt-A-Road, Texas Department of Transportation. FM 1826. Driftwood, Tx
2010-2018 Board of Directors. Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CISEC).
2004-2005 Stakeholder. Regional Water Quality Protection Plan for the Barton Springs Segment of the Edwards Aquifer and Its Contributing Zone. Austin, Tx
2002-2006 Volunteer/Cook. Casa Marianella program. Oak Hill United Methodist Church. Austin, Tx
2001-2006 Sunday School Teacher. Oak Hill United Methodist Church. Austin, Tx
Degree Year University Major
Ph.D 2023(grad date)Texas State University Geography Education
MS 2021 Clemson University Biological Science
Research: The effects of altering aquatic habitat to potentially increase the aquatic endangered species population in New Braunfels, Texas.
M.Ed. 2017 Hamline University Natural Science- Env Education
Research: How Can Water Quality Awareness Be Increased In A Small But Rapidly Increasing City Of New Braunfels, Texas?
MAG 2006 Texas State University Applied Geog- Land/Area Dev & Mgmt
Research: Rainwater Harvesting Potential for Austin, Tx
BS 1995 Southwest Texas State University Geography – Resource and Env Studies
Michael M., & Martin, Z., (2021) Geography Achievement and Opportunity to Learn: A Focus on the Attitudes of Teachers and Students, Journal of Geography, 120:6, 225-231.
Maldonado, J., Nuccitelli, S., Martin, Z., “Low Impact Development Concepts and Strategies for New Braunfels, Texas”, Texas WET, September/October 2013, pp. 28-32.
Conferences and Presentations
2018 The Stars at night are Big and Bright. Presentation at OLLI – Texas Tech University, Marble Falls campus
2017 Guided Walk of Landa Lake and Comal River. Presentation to Texas Association of Environmental Education (TAEE) members on local ecosystem.
2016 Habitat Conservation Plan(HCP), Texas Pollution Discharge Elimination System (TPDES), Watershed Pollution Prevention (WPP) programs. Southwest Stream Restoration Conference. San Antonio, Tx
2016 Watershed Management. Presentation to Landa Park Estates HOA. New Braunfels, Tx
2016 Water Quality projects in New Braunfels. Presentation to Cub Scout Pack 382
2016 TPDES, WPP, HCP. Presentation to New Braunfels field staff -Parks, Sanitation, Fleet, Police, Fire. (multiple presentations)
2015 Low Impact Development Strategies in Central Texas and the Edwards Aquifer Recover Implementation Program. Presentation at StormCon Conference, Austin, Tx
2015 City of New Braunfels HCP. Presentation to 4H club-New Braunfels
2015 WPP program implementation –Presentation at City of New Braunfels – City Council
2015 Incorporating Low Impact Development Strategies for Water Quality Benefits in City of New Braunfels. Presentation at International Low Impact Development Conference. Houston, Tx. Presenting with Jason Maldonado and Claire Witter Hempel.
2015 San Marcos and Comal Rivers HCP. Texas State University. Professor Mark Carter’s- Geography class. Zac Martin and Melani Howard presenting.
2014 Watershed Improvement programs in New Braunfels. Watershed Advisory Committee. New Braunfels, Tx
2014 WPP and TPDES implementation in New Braunfels, Tx. TCEQ Training seminar – New Braunfels, Tx
2014 San Marcos and Comal Rivers Habitat Conservation Plan. Texas Lutheran University. Zac Martin and Melani Howard presenting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi76A278HpE
2014 WPP, HCP, TPDES Programs. Presentation to Kiwanis Club-New Braunfels
2013 HCP and TPDES Program. Presentation to Friends for the Preservation of Historic Landa Park, New Braunfels, Tx
2013 TPDES program implementation –Presented at the City of New Braunfels – City Council
2013-2016 HCP species update and work plan. Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan (EAHCP)- Science Committee. San Marcos, Tx (annual presentation)
2013-2016 Environmental Programs. New Braunfels - City University members (annual presentation)
2013-2016 Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan (EAHCP). Presentation at Edwards Aquifer Authority on New Braunfels HCP work plan, progress and future projects (annual presentation)
2012 Air Quality Improvements in Seguin. Presentation to the Guadalupe County Attorney’s office.
2011 Tyson Environmental Training. Presentation to all Tyson Foods employees. Seguin and Gonzales plant locations.
2011 TXDOT Stormwater Training. Texas Department of Transportation-HQ. Presentation created and given via video teleconference to all Districts in Texas.
2010 TXDOT GIS/GPS training. Texas Department of Transportation-HQ. Presentation and field exercises given to Abilene, Houston and Dallas districts
2009 TPDES and MS4 training. Texas Department of Transportation-HQ. Presentation given to staff at Abilene and Houston Districts.
2007 Geography and Environmental effects due to new Home Construction. Presentation given to all Lennar Home construction staff over an 8 county region. Roseville, California (several presentations)
2006 Geography, GIS mapping and GPS. Presentation to Transportation/Natural Resources and Public Works staff. Travis County, Texas
Published: January 13, 2023