All programs are Science TEKS-aligned for Grades K-8 and are available at no cost!
Our programs are about wildlife and natural resources conservation, covering a variety of topics including the water cycle, animal adaptations, life cycles, soil, food chains, and much more. Learn more below and share this E-blast with anyone you think may benefit from our free programs.
Wildlife by Design - Across Texas
Wildlife by Design Across Texas pairs our classroom presentations with distance learning, allowing us to share our educational presentations with you anywhere across Texas!
  • Presented via Zoom
  • 45 minutes in length
  • Programs available by request on a weekly schedule
  • Designed for K-8 grade students
  • Science TEKS-aligned.
  • Five (5) presentations topics – Skins & Skulls, Birds of a Feather, Where Is Our Water?,  Investigating Life Cycles, and Stewarding Soil
On-demand Webinars
On-demand webinars available for showing to an in-person classroom or you can register your virtual learners and provide them with a link to view at home. Program topics include life cycles, adaptations, food chains, water cycle, ecosystems, classification, soil and more. All programs are interactive, science-TEKS aligned, include a follow-along worksheet, and are available anytime.
Discovery Trunks
  • Available statewide at no cost for groups of 40+ students
  • Hands-on materials and lessons for the classroom or reserve a trunk to use for virtual lessons
  • 2-week reservation periods
  • 2 trunks allowed per semester
  • 7 trunk topics available
  • New cleaning procedure
Critter Connections
  • Educational mini-magazine
  • Published quarterly in February, April, September, and November
  • Digital subscriptions and hard-copy classroom sets (25) and individual copies available
  • Each issue will include a species profile, plant profile, puzzles, craft activities, and much more!
  • Targeted for youth ages 13 and younger
  • Read along videos of former issues and live read-along broadcasts
Teacher Workshops
Miss out on our workshops this summer? Be on the lookout for our virtual spring schedule soon, covering the same content from summer 2020 workshops. Then, join us next summer for a different collection of lessons. All workshops for 2021 will be available statewide and virtual!
Stewarding Texas
  • 40 conservation and natural resource lessons and media
  • K-12 Science TEKS-aligned
  • Available online anytime!
  • Subset of lessons provided and aligned with each Discovery Trunk
  • Sections include: Stewarding Texas, Land & Habitats, Wildlife 101, Observing Wildlife, and Water
Kassi Scheffer
Director of Youth Education
Thank You to Our Program Supporters!
The Fondren Foundation
The Scott Petty Foundation
Betty S Kelso Foundation
The Elma Dill Russell Spencer Foundation