Spring 2017 classroom programs available!
Prepare your students for STAAR testing with our FREE science TEKS-aligned programs!  Learn more about our educational programs below.
Contact us or reply to this email for more information.
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
Discovery Trunks
* Available STATEWIDE
* Science TEKS aligned
* Hands-on materials
* Perfect for Grades K-8
* 2-week reservation periods

WBD
Adaptations trunk
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, Field Investigation Days & Necropsies
* TWA Adult Education - Webinars & Field Days
Stewarding Texas
* A Scientific Exploration
* K-8 TEKS aligned lessons  
* Available online anytime
* In every Discovery Trunk 
* 40 lessons with associated media
Distance Learning
* Live Videoconferencing
* On-demand Webinars (24/7)
* Includes interactive worksheets
* Designed for Grades 1-6
* 20-45 minute programs


To schedule a Wildlife by Design presentation, please contact your regional L.A.N.D.S. Outreach Educator for available dates and program topics.
 
Wildlife by Design programs are 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.

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.  
  • Each presentation date can include up to six (6) repeat programs.
  • DFW: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, 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
  • Special Opportunity for Bexar & surrounding counties: Kendall, Comal, Guadalupe, Wilson, Medina, Atascosa, and Bandera 
    • We have partnered with Kameron Bean of Wild Times Edutainment to offer Wildlife by Design presentations with live animals! Please contact Kameron Bean, wildtimesanimals@gmail.com to schedule your next presentation.
Discovery Trunks are a FREE resource available 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 Spring 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 FREE and offered as On-demand Webinars anytime, and via Videoconferencing


Spring Videoconference Schedule*
February 21 (Tu) - Prickly Porcupines
March 21 (Tu) - Awesome Opossums
April 11 (Tu) - The Magic of Monarchs
April 18th (Tu) - Fox Facts
May 16th (Tu) - Skunks & Armadillos

*More programs will be added throughout the semester.  Be on the lookout for our Distance Learning e-mail in Spring 2017 for more details!

Youth Videoconferencing 101:
  • 45 minute programs
  • Set scheduled dates and times
  • Desktop option available
  • Post activities available
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.

FREE to access - Sign up for the '16 - '17 school year now!
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
  • FREE to attend
  • 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 2017 schedule in February 2017
- 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! 
- 3-4 hour workshop
- Introduction to L.A.N.D.S. program and hands-on activities
- Tips to incorporate L.A.N.D.S. into your local community
- Volunteer or AT hours available

- You do not have to be an expert to help!

L.A.N.D.S. Outreach 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 - Liberty, Montgomery, Waller, and Northern Harris County
Harris Area - Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, and Southern Harris County

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

Kimberly Shaw - kshaw@texas-wildlife.org
DFW Area - Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman, and Rockwall Counties

Shelby Bessette - sbessette@texas-wildlife.org
DFW Area - Collin, Denton, and Wise Counties