Teacher and Volunteer Resources
Teacher To Be Recognized For Natural Resources Education
The Texas Wildlife Association Foundation and San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. announce the opportunity for one deserving teacher to be recognized for his or her contributions and earn a financial award for his or her school in the amount of $2,500.00 This $2,500 school "scholarship" will be awarded to the school in recognition of the winning teacher's use of innovative techniques and curricula to promote natural resource literacy among students.
This award will go to a teacher from a school in one of the following counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Wilson, or Zavala. Any teacher teaching in an accredited K-12 school in one of these counties is eligible to apply. Texas Wildlife Association representative, Helen Holdsworth notes, "TWA Foundation and SALE, Inc. are committed to the future of natural resources and youth education. What better way to illustrate this commitment than to acknowledge the efforts of teachers who demonstrate their personal commitment to the future of youth and natural resources on a daily basis?"
Attention Teachers: Are you interested in including conservation, natural resources, and wildlife education in your classroom? Do you think it's important for students to learn about the environment? Why is talking about water, energy, and land stewardship so important? Would you like the opportunity to take students outside where they can learn by doing?
L.A.N.D.S. (Learning Across New Dimensions in Science), is TWA's Youth Educational program. It was designed to help educators reach classroom goals while teaching students about the environment, natural resources, conservation, wildlife, wildlife related issues, and the importance of being a good land steward. Studies show students retain more information through hands-on experiences, therefore many of our in-class and field activities "get students involved."
TWA is an accredited site provider for the Texas State Board for Educator Certification. All curriculum is TEKS aligned. In addition, our educational staff is certified to train teachers in the use of Project Wild, Growing up Wild, Project Aquatic Wild, Project Wet, Wet In the City, and Food, Land, & People classroom curricula.
L.A.N.D.S. Workshop: 3 or 6 hour hands-on training that introduces TWA, the L.A.N.D.S curriculum, several in-class and outdoor activities, and how to incorporate into an existing curricula. Workshops can be custom fit for Elementary, Jr. High, or High School campuses and are normally held at local ISD facilities.
TWA offers Teacher Workshops at no cost with these guidelines; To book a workshop a ISD must commit a minimum of 20 teachers to attend the class, 35 max. Upon completition of the workshop at least 1/2 of the teachers will incorporate 2 topics or activities into their classroom during that same semester or the next. TWA educational staff will be available for support and will follow-up to ensure effectiveness. All educators who attend and complete the workshop will receive a certificate and CPE hours.
Applications Now Available For L.A.N.D.S. 2013 Teacher/Volunteer Training
June 10-12, 2013
Flagler Ranch, Mountian Home, Texas
$150 per person (includes meals, lodging, materials)
Who should attend:
Educators - Upon completion of the class, all Educators will receive 12 SBEC Hours of credit
- Grades 6-8 (Science, Math, Language Arts, History, PE)
- High School (Environmental Ed, Biology, Ag. Ed.)
- College (All subjects mentioned above & Student Teachers)
- Texas Master Naturalist
- Texas Master Gardeners
- Native Plant Society of Texas
- Private Biologist
- Texas Children in Nature
- Retired Teachers
- Parents & Grandparents who want to help make a difference
Questions? Contact Leslie Wittenburg at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 680-6000