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Oct

03

2017

Youth Videoconference - Owl Adaptations

When: October 3rd, 2017

Where: Online

Hosted By: TWA

The owl: nature’s nocturnal bird of prey.  Accompanied by our live Eastern Screech Owl in the studio, we will learn about these interesting animals found around the globe and all across Texas.  This program will examine the special adaptations which allow them to fly, hunt for prey, and survive in their environment.  We will also play the calls of some common Texas owls that your students may hear in their own backyard.


Oct

10

2017

Youth Videoconference - Fox Facts

When: October 10th, 2017

Where: Online

Hosted By: TWA

Foxes are identified in popular culture as mischievous, tricky, and cunning animals.  This program will introduce one of Texas’ more common species, the gray fox.  Students will learn how they came to be the tricksters of the animal world and discuss their role in the ecosystem.  We will look at their body structures and their functions, their diet, their habitat, and many other fun facts along the way with the help of our animal guest star.


Oct

19

2017

Wildlife for Lunch: Considerations for White-tailed Deer Population Management in Texas

When: October 19, 2017

Where: Anywhere with an internet connection

Hosted By: TWA and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service


Oct

24

2017

Youth Videoconference - The Magic of Monarchs

When: October 24th, 2017

Where: Online

Hosted By: TWA

For such a delicate insect, the Monarch butterfly leads an adventurous life! During spring and fall, millions of Monarchs will travel through Texas on their way to or from their overwintering sites in Mexico. Live caterpillars and adult Monarchs will be on hand during the program, allowing your students to see them up close and in detail.  Join us as we discuss the basic needs, life cycle, adaptations, and migration patterns of the Monarch butterfly and learn how you can help conserve this unique creature.


Oct

27

2017

Youth Videoconference - Creepy Critters

When: October 27, 2017

Where: Online

Hosted By: TWA

Unfortunately for our guests, their creepy appearance strikes fear in most people, even though they know little about them, and in some cases have never encountered them.  Our visitors are quite an eclectic bunch, from those with no limbs, to others with four, six, or even eight!  Join us as we take an up-close look at these critters and discuss how they fit into the food chain, as well as their habitats, adaptations, and the structures that bring fear to many.


Oct

31

2017

Youth Videoconference - Bats-A-Billion

When: October 31st, 2017

Where: Online

Hosted By: TWA

This interactive presentation provides students the opportunity to investigate the relationship between the anatomy and the ecology, including the dietary habits, of different species of bats.  This is an experience you will not want to miss.  LIVE bats take part in the program!  We will look at their unique body structures and their functions that allow bats to fly, identify other special adaptations, as well as discuss their basic needs and diverse habitats.  We will also discuss ways you can help these beneficial creatures and conserve their habitats.


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