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.

  • 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 & TimeLocationWorkshop Lead
Thursday, June 6 – 9a-4pAustin Recreation CenterYvonne Keranen
Saturday, June 8 – 12p-4pVirtual/ZoomMasi Mejia
Monday, June 10 – 10a-4:30pTexas Discovery Garden, Dallas – WAITLISTKay Bell
Tuesday, June 11 – 9a-4pNatural Bridge Caverns, New Braunfels  – WAITLISTYvonne Keranen
Tuesday June 11 – 8:30a-3:30pLong Acres Ranch, RichmondJeanette Reames
Wednesday, June 12 – 8:30a-3:30pSheldon Lake Park, HoustonDenise Correll
Thursday, June 13 – 9a-4pHouston Botanic Garden – WAITLISTDenise Correll
Thursday, June 13 – 9a-4pNorthwest Outdoor Learning Center, NorthlakeTerri McNutt
Thursday, June 13 – 9a-4pSan Antonio Botanical Garden – WAITLISTYvonne Keranen
Friday, June 14 – 9a-12pVirtual/Zoom – WAITLISTKay Bell
Monday, June 17 – 8:30a-3:30p

John Paul Landing Environmental Education Center, Cypress

Jeanette Reames
Monday, June 17 – 9a-4pSouth Texas Ecotourism Center, Laguna Vista – WAITLISTElisa Velador
Wednesday, June 19 – 9a-4pQuinta Mazatlan, McAllenElisa Velador
Thursday, June 20 – 8:30a-3:30pSheldon Lake Park, HoustonDenise Correll
Monday, July 1 – 9a-4pVirtual/Zoom – WAITLISTElisa Velador
Tuesday July 9 – 8:30a – 3:30pMercer Botanic Gardens, Humble – WAITLISTJeanette Reames
Monday, July 15 – 9a-4pFort Worth Nature Center – WAITLISTTerri McNutt
Wednesday, July 17 – 9a-12pVirtual/ZoomTerri McNutt
Wednesday, July 17 – 9a-4pPhil Hardberger Park, San AntonioYvonne Keranen
Thursday, July 18 – 9a-4pCleburne State Park – WAITLISTKay Bell
   
Friday, July 26 – 9a-12pVirtual/ZoomMasi Mejia
Saturday, July 27 – 9a-4pLake Casa Blanca State Park, LaredoMasi Mejia
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  
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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