Program Areas

Taking Action and Continued Learning

These action items are a great follow-up if you have participated in one of Texas Wildlife Association's educational programs and are looking for other ways to incorporate conservation education into your classroom.

 

The following programs align well together:

Wildlife By Design

On-Demand Webinars

Discovery Trunks

Stewarding Texas Lessons

• Skins & Skulls CSI
• ASI: Animal Skull Investigation*
• Food Chain Fun
• Exploring Adaptations
• Wildlife Investigations
• What is Wildlife?
• Space for Wildlife
• Web of Life
• Investigating Life Cycles
• Complete Metamorphosis
• Incomplete Metamorphosis
• Frog Life Cycle
• The Magic of Monarchs
• Butterflies Flutter By
• Pollination Partners
• Monarch Migration Mayhem
• Where’s Our Water?
 
• More Than a Drop
• How Much Water Can Texans Use?
• Water Cycle – A Match It Game
• Who Polluted Our Water?
• Birds of a Feather
• Let’s Talk Turkey*
• Let’s Talk Turkey
• Displaced Turkeys
• Make a Field Journal
• Song Map

*Similar to Wildlife By Design program

 

As stewards of Texas’ wild things and wild places, we at TWA are excited to collaborate with you and your students. Please consider what conservation actions from the following list can be implemented:

 

Making the Grade

  • Play a verbal quiz game with the class using the information that was presented and take a participation grade.
  • Request a related worksheet.

 

Extending the Experience into Other Subject Areas

  • Encourage artistic endeavors through the composition of a poem or song; or by creating a picture or drawing to share facts and newfound knowledge.
  • Assign group or individual reports on a native Texas animal.
  • Select an endangered animal to graph or chart their reported population changes.

 

Take Action as a Class (and Tweet Us @TWAEducation)

1. Create a list of ways your school can be more wildlife friendly and ask for an audience for a presentation.

  • If a formal presentation is not an option, display it in an easy to read format in the hallway.

2. Start or support an existing recycling program on campus.

3. Plant a shrub or tree on school grounds.

4. Use a few minutes (on a repeating basis if possible) to gather trash in outdoor areas on campus.

 

Encourage Kids to Continue Down the Stewardship Path on Their Own

These efforts could be tied to a reward system for the following “chores”

  • Encourage shoppers in your home to switch to reusable bags.
  • Swap over to refillable water bottles.
  • Pick up pet waste, both at home and when traveling.
  • Compost wherever feasible.
  • Reduce, reuse, or recycle whenever possible.
  • Utilize rainwater catchment.
  • Select and plant native varieties of plants and trees.
  • Volunteer with a habitat restoration project.

 

Above all respect nature as well as wildlife and its habitat. Employ actions that help Texas’ creatures and critters survive, while remaining wild.

These include:

  • Building or installing a bird or bat house,
  • Calling a wildlife rehabilitator in to help injured animals,
  • Allowing animals to have a safe zone rather than invading their space.

 

If you have any questions about the education programs Texas Wildlife Association offers, please visit our Contact Us page to find your regional educator.

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