Book your fall programs now!
Fall semester Discovery Trunks, Wildlife by Design Classroom Presentations, and Distance Learning Programs are now available at no cost! 
  
Contact us or reply to this email for more information.
* A Scientific Exploration
* K-8 Science TEKS aligned lessons
* Available online anytime (24/7)
* Binder copy with Discovery Trunk
* 40 lessons and associated media
Learn about Stewarding Texas
Discovery Trunks
* Available STATEWIDE
* Science TEKS aligned
* Hands-on materials
* Perfect for Grades K-8
* 2-week  reservation periods

Butterflies
Be sure to check out TWA's additional education resources! 
* Subscribe to Critter Connections wildlife mini-magazine
* L.A.N.D.S. Intensive - Classroom notebook, Summer Teacher/Volunteer Training, Field Investigation Days & Necropsies
* TWA Adult Education - Webinars & Field Days
Wildlife by Design
*Custom hands-on & interactive presentations led by TWA educators
*Perfect for Grades K-8
*Up to six (6) programs per day
*Science TEKS aligned activities
Distance Learning
*Videoconferencing - scheduled
*On-demand Webinars (24/7)
*Includes interactive worksheets
* Designed for Grades 1-6
* 20-45 minute programs

WBD

Discovery Trunks are available at no cost to any educator in Texas and are filled with Grades K-8 Science TEKS-aligned lessons, activities, and hands-on materials that you and your students can utilize as needed to fit your schedule!  We highly encourage sharing of the materials, allowing as many students to utilize the materials as possible!
 
RESERVE your Discovery Trunks ONLINE in a matter of minutes  
  • View the fall 2017 calendar
  • View trunk inventories
  • View trunk TEKS, Scope and Sequence alignment, and lesson topics
  • Stewarding Texas Lesson Binder now in EVERY Discovery Trunk! 
Bats-A-Billion, Bird is the Word, Butterflies Flutter By, Exploring Adaptations, Let's Talk Turkey, More Than a Drop, Wildlife Investigations
 
New trunks
Distance LearningDistanceLearning
Distance Learning programs are available at no cost and offered as On-demand Webinars anytime and via Videoconferencing during the school year.


Fall Videoconference Schedule:

October 24 (Tu) - The Magic of Monarchs
October 27 (F) - Creepy Critters
October 31 (Tu) - Bats-A-Billion
November 16 (Th) - Let's Talk Turkey

Save the date!
Schedule will be available on Connect2Texas soon.  Check for more upcoming programs on Connect2Texas and be on the lookout for our Distance Learning e-mail!







On-demand Webinar programs:
  • Adaptable Armadillos
  • Animal Skulls Investigation 
  • Bats-A-Billion
  • Complete Metamorphosis
  • Food Chain Fun
  • Frog Life Cycle 
  • Incomplete Metamorphosis
  • Let's Talk Turkey
  • Magic of Monarchs
  • Prairie Dog Discovery
On-demand Webinars 101:
 
Stewarding Texas - A Scientific Exploration Stewarding
Stewarding Texas is a compilation of 40 lessons designed to develop an understanding of conservation and land stewardship within our youth.

Available to access at no cost - Sign up for the '17 - '18 school year now!
Wildlife by Design programs are regionally available presentations delivered by our educators that spotlight wildlife and habitat conservation, all while bringing in hands-on, Science TEKS aligned K-8 resources and activities.  Each program offers multiple activities, lesson plans, and discussions possible for the classroom.
  • DFW: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis,  Johnson,  Parker,  Tarrant, and Wise
  • Harris/Houston area: Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller
  • South Texas: Brooks, Cameron, Dimmit, Duval, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, La Salle, Starr, Webb, Willacy, and Zapata
  • West Texas: Andrews, Brewster, Crane, Culberson, Ector, Glasscock, Howard, Jeff Davis, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Terrell, Upton, Ward, and Winkler 
Presentation Topics: Skins & Skulls CSI, Let's Talk Turkey, Investigating Life Cycles & Where is Our Water? 
  • Each program is designed for a classroom-length period of time, approximately 30-60 minutes and for a group of 20-45 students.
  • Available at no  cost.
  • Each presentation date can include up to six (6) repeat programs.
Sampling of Science Units covered: Conservation and Land Stewardship * Characteristics of Environments * Structure/Function and Survival * Basic Needs * Inherited Traits and Resemblance * Ecosystems - Biotic and Abiotic * Groundwater, Surface Water, and Watersheds * Populations and Communities
  • Available at no cost
  • Designed for Grade K-8 Science Educators
  • Six (6) hour workshops offering SBEC hours
  • Provides hands-on training for educators to incorporate natural resource and private land stewardship lessons into their teachings.
Be on the lookout for Summer 2018 schedule in February 2018
- Teacher Training(s)
- Classroom lesson notebook
- Field Investigation Day & Necropsies
- Geared for Grades 6-12
  
- Aquatic-based classroom activities
- Field investigations focusing on the Trinity River
- Geared for Grades 4-12

- Designed for Grades 7-12
- Facilitate a quail necropsy in your classroom - we will provide the quail and step-by-step instructions! 
- J une 19-21, 2018, at Falcon Point Ranch in Seadrift, TX 
- Learn how to incorporate L.A.N.D.S. notebook lessons into your classroom
- TEKS aligned lessons & activities
- Some workshops offer Project WILD certification
- 12 hours of SBEC or AT Master Naturalist hours

Contact your regional L.A.N.D.S. Intensive staff member for more information. 
Youth Education StaffContacts
 
Director of Education - Outreach Programs 
 
Program Specialist - Discovery Trunks and Distance Learning 

South Texas - Cameron, Hidalgo, Kenedy, Starr and Willacy Counties

South Texas - Brooks, Dimmit, Duval, Jim Hogg, La Salle, Webb, and Zapata Counties
 
Adrienne Paquette - apaquette@texas-wildlife.org
Harris Area - Fort Bend,  Montgomery, Waller, and Western Harris County
Harris Area - Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Liberty, and Eastern Harris County

DFW Area - Ellis, Johnson, Parker, and Tarrant Counties 

DFW Area - Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Wise Counties

Phil Salonek - psalonek@texas-wildlife.org
West Texas - Andrews, Brewster, Crane, Culberson, Ector, Glasscock, Howard, Jeff Davis, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Terrell, Upton, Ward, and Winkler


Leslie Wittenburg - lwittenburg@texas-wildlife.org
Director of Education - L.A.N.D.S. Intensive, South Texas region

Sarah Grella - sgrella@texas-wildlife.orgg
Program Specialist - L.A.N.D.S. Intensive, North Texas region

Brian Robert - brobert@texas-wildlife.org
Program Specialist - L.A.N.D.S. Intensive, Central Texas region