Distance Learning

We bring wildlife into your classroom through digital learning. 

Live and recorded youth video lessons featuring Texas wildlife, water, and conservation. Register for live videoconferences or watch one online anytime!

Live Programs

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October 28 (F) – Creepy Critters: 9:00, 10:15, 12:30, 2:00
October 31 (M) – Bats-A-Billion: 9:00, 10:15, 12:30, 2:00
November 16 (W) – Let’s Talk Turkey: 9:00, 10:15, 12:30, 2:00
November 30 (W) – All About Alligators
: 9:00, 10:15, 12:30, 2:00

You must create an account with Connect2Texas.net in order to register. Then click Events, select Texas Wildlife Association as the Provider, choose a program and register.

Designed for Grades 1-6, Science TEKS-aligned K-8

On-demand Programs

Just click the program to complete a quick pre-registration form and a video player will appear where you can watch the program right away.  Please do not pre-register, only complete the form right before you are ready to share with your students.

Program Topics: Animal Adaptations, Life Cycle, Water Cycle, Ecosystems, Food Chains, Classification

Animal Adaptations

Live Animal Recordings

All About Alligators

This program features a live alligator. We will discuss wetland habitats, alligator adaptations including their role in the food chain as an apex predator, and the differences between alligators and crocodiles.

Awesome Opossums

The Virginia Opossum is the only marsupial in the United States. You will meet a live opossum and explore the unique adaptations that help it live in the wild and adapt to an urban environment.

Bats-A-Billion

We will look at live bats and examine the unique body structures that allow bats to fly. We will also identify other adaptations such as echolocation, and discuss their basic needs and diverse habitats.

Creepy Critters

Join us as we take an up-close look at three creepy critters, discuss how they fit into the food chain, their adaptations, and the interesting structures that bring fear to many.

Owl Adaptations

This program features a live owl. We will examine the adaptations which allow them to fly, hunt, and survive in their environment.  We will also play the calls of some common Texas owls.

Peregrine Falcons

We will take an up-close look at a live Peregrine Falcon. We will investigate the falcon’s diet, the habitats in which they are found, and the adaptations that allow them to be such powerful predators and fast fliers.

On-demand Webinars

Adaptable Armadillos

Learn about our State small mammal, the Nine-banded Armadillo. We will discuss the adaptations which help them find food, shelter, and protect themselves from predators.

ASI: Animal Skull Investigation

Students will use clues to ID animal skulls. Adaptations will be discussed between predators and prey and students will be asked to identify common structures of animal skulls.

Bats-A-Billion

 

We look at the unique body structures that allow bats to fly. We will also discuss other adaptations such as echolocation, and identify their basic needs and diverse habitats.

Let’s Talk Turkey

 

We will discuss Wild Turkey anatomy, adaptations, and habitat as well as the various “calls” or vocalizations that turkeys make to communicate. We will also discuss life cycle and diet.

Life Cycle

Complete Metamorphosis

The programs in this series investigate and compare how animals and plants undergo a series of orderly changes during their life cycle. Students will learn about the basic needs and physical characteristics that allow ladybugs to survive through each stage of complete metamorphosis.

Frog Life Cycle

 

The programs in this series investigate and compare how animals and plants undergo a series of orderly changes during their life cycle. Students will learn about the basic needs and physical characteristics that allow frogs to survive through each stage of  their life cycle.

Incomplete Metamorphosis

The programs in this series investigate and compare how animals and plants undergo a series of orderly changes during their life cycle. Students will learn about the basic needs and physical characteristics that allow dragonflies to survive through each stage of incomplete metamorphosis.

The Magic of Monarchs

During spring and fall, millions of Monarchs will migrate through Texas. 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.

Water Cycle and Ecosystems

Aquifers & Spring Ecosystems

Water Cycle Series: The programs in this series introduce the basics of the water cycle and discuss specific water ecosystems. This program features groundwater which is found in underground rock formations called aquifers and the spring-fed ecosystems that they create.

Wetland
Ecosystems

Water Cycle Series: The programs in this series introduce the basics of the water cycle and discuss specific water ecosystems. This program features wetland ecosystems such as swamps and marshes. Wetlands are important to the water cycle and provide habitat for a great diversity of wildlife.

Prairie Dogs (Grasslands)

As a keystone species in grassland habitats, many animals rely on prairie dogs; their complex underground burrows provide habitat for several species, and they are a food source to some predators. We will also discuss prairie dog adaptations and delve more into the grassland ecosystems and their underground habitats.

Stewarding Soil

 

Soil is an important natural resource found all over the world. We will discuss the characteristics of sand, silt, and clay. Students will also gain a better understanding of why soil is so important to wildlife and people and how they can be stewards of this natural resource.

Food Chains and Classification

Creepy Critters

 

Join us as we take an up-close look at three creepy critters, discuss how they fit into the food chain, their adaptations, and the interesting structures that bring fear to many.

Food Chain Fun

 

We will define food as a basic need and discuss how energy flows from producers, to consumers, and decomposers. Students will also identify the components of an ecosystem and what may happen in an ecosystem if a link in the food chain is broken.

Classifying Living Things

Students will learn about the levels of taxonomy from Domain to Species and identify the basic characteristics of organisms with an initial focus on Domains and Kingdoms, followed by a look at some familiar classes of wildlife from the animal Kingdom.

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