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Teacher Workshops

Teacher Workshops

Teacher Workshops are six (6) hour trainings that introduce attendees to the Texas Wildlife Association, in-class and outdoor lessons and activities, and how to incorporate natural resources into classrooms or programming.  Lessons focus on teaching land stewardship, native wildlife, and water conservation and are Science TEKS-aligned for Grades K-8.

Workshop Lessons: In-person | Virtual

Workshop Agendas

  • Designed for Grade K-8 Educators
  • Open to all statewide formal and informal educators (workshops are not restricted to a certain district or region)
  • Workshops are offered at no cost
  • Six (6) hour workshops offering CPE credit
  • Provides hands-on training for educators to incorporate natural resource and private land stewardship lessons into their teachings.

G/T Credit Hours

    • Per the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students, G/T designation is up to each district.
    • During the Teacher Workshops TWA provides curriculum differentiation and enrichment with depth and complexity.  Many districts have considered TWA workshops eligible for their six-hour update.
    • Please ask your district about their specific G/T requirements and feel free to contact your TWA Workshop host if further information is needed.

Summer 2024 Teacher Workshops

Date & Time Location Workshop Lead
Thursday, June 6 – 9a-4p Austin Recreation Center Andrew Harrod
Monday, June 10 – 10a-4:30p Texas Discovery Garden, Dallas Kay Bell
Tuesday, June 11 – 9a-4p Natural Bridge Caverns, New Braunfels Yvonne Keranen
Tuesday June 11 – 8:30a-3:30p Long Acres Ranch, Richmond Jeanette Reames
Wednesday, June 12 – 8:30a-3:30p Sheldon Lake Park, Houston Denise Correll
Thursday, June 13 – 9a-4p Houston Botanic Garden Denise Correll
Thursday, June 13 – 9a-4p Northwest Outdoor Learning Center, Northlake Terri McNutt
Thursday, June 13 – 9a-4p San Antonio Botanical Garden  Yvonne Keranen
Friday, June 14 – 9-12 Virtual/Zoom Kay Bell
Monday, June 17 – 8:30a-3:30p Kleb Woods Nature Center, Houston Jeanette Reames
Monday, June 17 – 9a-4p South Texas Ecotourism Center, Laguna Vista Elisa Velador
Wednesday, June 19 – 9a-4p Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen Elisa Velador
Thursday, June 20 – 8:30a-3:30p Sheldon Lake Park, Houston Denise Correll
Monday, July 1 – 9a-12p Virtual/Zoom Elisa Velador
Tuesday July 9 – 8:30a – 3:30p Mercer Botanic Gardens, Humble Jeanette Reames
Monday, July 15 – 9a-4p Fort Worth Nature Center Terri McNutt
Wednesday, July 17 – 9a-12p Virtual/Zoom Terri McNutt
Wednesday, July 17 – 9a-4p Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center, San Antonio Yvonne Keranen
Thursday, July 18 – 9a-4p Cleburne State Park Kay Bell
Tuesday, July 23 – 9a-4p Bastrop State Park Andrew Harrod
Thursday, July 25 – 9a-4p Lake Hills Church, Austin Andrew Harrod
Harris & Surrounding Counties:Contact:
Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Liberty and Eastern Harris County ISDs
(Channelview, Crosby, Deer Park, Galena Park, Goose Creek, Houston, Huffman, Sheldon, La Porte, and Pasadena)
Denise Correll
dcorrell@texas-wildlife.org 
Fort Bend, Montgomery, Waller, and Western Harris County ISDs
(Aldine, Alief, Cypress-Fairbanks, Humble, Katy, Klein, Spring Branch, Spring, and Tomball)
Jeanette Reames
jreames@texas-wildlife.org
Tarrant & Surrounding Counties:Contact:
Collin, Dallas, Ellis, and Johnson CountiesKay Bell
kbell@texas-wildlife.org
Denton, Parker, Tarrant, and Wise Counties

Terri McNutt
tmcnutt@texas-wildlife.org

Central & South Central Texas:Contact:
Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, Williamson Counties Andrew Harrod
aharrod@texas-wildlife.org 
Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, Wilson CountiesYvonne Keranen
ykeranen@texas-wildlife.org
South Texas Counties:Contact:
 Cameron, Hidalgo, Kenedy, Starr, and Willacy CountiesElisa Velador
evelador@eastfoundation.net

Brooks, Dimmit, Duval, Jim Hogg, Jim Wells, Kleberg, La Salle, Webb, and Zapata Counties 

Masi Mejia
mmejia@eastfoundation.net

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