Conservation Legacy Happenings - November

Calendar Coordination

Upcoming Event: November 10-12 – Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST) – Dallas
Upcoming Event: December 7-9 – Texas Children in Nature Network Summit – Austin

Upcoming Program: November 19-20 – Family Land, Water & Wildlife Expedition – Birding Experience – Wimberley – APPLY HERE

Program Updates

Now Hiring: We are reviewing applications for new Conservation Educators in Austin and San Antonio. Beginning in 2023, these two new educators will offer Wildlife by Design classroom presentations and Teacher Workshops in Travis and surrounding counties and Bexar and surrounding counties.

Read Now: November Critter Connections – The American Badger

Live Distance Learning Programs:
October 28th Creepy Critters – 1,300+ students learned about creepy animals and their role in the food chain
October 31st, Bats-A-Billion – 1,700+ students joined us on Halloween for an exciting program all about bats with our partner, Austin Bat Refuge

Student Land, Water & Wildlife Expeditions: 

  • We have added three new schools to our program, scheduled for Spring 2023 Expedition Days.
    • Compass Rose Journey, San Antonio
    • Medlin Middle School, Trophy Club
    • San Antonio Academy, San Antonio
  • Brenham Junior High and Fort Worth Country Day School were the first two schools to sign on as Land, Water & Wildlife Conservation Partner Schools
  • Teacher Workshops have been hosted for Compass Rose Journey and San Antonio Academy, with a pending workshop scheduled for Medlin Middle School. Workshops consist of a virtual ranch tour and training on pre-expedition day natural resource lessons (teacher implemented).  

 Family Land, Water & Wildlife Expeditions: 

  • Our Water Ecology & Angler Education Expedition was a success! We teamed up with Black Women Who Kayak+ to offer an exciting weekend of fishing for 5 families. Thank you to Texas Parks and Wildlife for donating spinning rod/reel combos for each participant, Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited for sponsoring this Expedition, and a special thank you to the Kennedy Ranch for opening their gates to this program!

Women of the Land – Tools of Conservation:
September 16-18, we hosted a dove hunt in Albany, Texas for 17 conservation-minded women. Participants learned about firearm safety, field dressing and cooking techniques, and dove habitat and ecology. Several had a successful harvest and everyone went home with knowledge from our expert partners, great memories, and most importantly, swag from McKenna Quinn.

Wild at Work – A Stewardship Series:
Episode 3: Grazing as a Tool for Habitat Management, presented by Steve Nelle was well attended with 75 participants!

QuailMasters: Session 4: Graduation
Our QuailMasters program wrapped up in Roby, October 9-11.  After 4 sessions of intensive quail management courses, 26 students have graduated and are now experts on everything quail.

Small Acreage, Big Opportunity: Wharton County
Our final SABO program for 2022 wrapped up on October 28th in Wharton County.  A small, but enthusiastic group joined us for a one-day workshop providing information and best practices for small acreage properties, culminating in a property tour with wetland management before the much needed storms rolled in.

Sponsor Spotlight

This month we would like to spotlight Blair Wildlife Consulting for donating bird boxes for our November 19th Land, Water & Wildlife Expedition. Thanks to their generous donation, each family at our Expedition will go home with their own songbird box. Thank you for your donation!