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 (a sampling of programs and topics are below) and are looking for other ways to incorporate conservation education into your classroom.

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:

 

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

  • 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.
  • Start or support an existing recycling program on campus.
  • Plant a native shrub or tree on school grounds.
  • Takea few minutes (on a repeating basis if possible) to gather trash in outdoor areas on campus.

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 to further study the subject matter from your TWA lesson.
  • Select an endangered animal to graph or chart their reported population changes.
  • Play a verbal quiz game with the class using the information that was presented.

Encourage Kids to Continue Down the Stewardship Path on Their Own

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provide water for wildlife
  • Plant a garden to attract pollinators
  • Catch insects that come into your house and release them outside

 

To reinforce the subject in another way, use more than one TWA program to continue learning

Topic

Wildlife by Design

On-demand Webinar

Discovery Trunk

Stewarding Texas Lesson

Animal Adaptations

Skins & Skulls CSI

Adaptable Armadillos

ASI: Animal Skull Investigation*

Food Chain Fun

Prairie Dogs

Exploring Adaptations

Wildlife Investigations

What is Wildlife?

Space for Wildlife

Web of Life

Wildlife Scent Stations

Life Cycles

Investigating Life Cycles

Complete Metamorphosis

Frog Life Cycle

Incomplete Metamorphosis

The Magic of Monarchs

Butterflies Flutter By

Pollination Partners

Monarch Migration Mayhem

Water

Where is our Water?

Aquifers and Springs Ecosystems

Wetland Ecosystems

More Than a Drop

How Much Water Can Texans Use?

Raindrop Family's Texas Adventure

Water Cycle – A Match It Game

Who Polluted Our Water?

Bird Adaptations

Birds of a Feather

Let’s Talk Turkey

Bird is the Word

Let’s Talk Turkey

Displaced Turkeys

Make a Field Journal

Maria the Mockingbird

Song Map

Soil

Stewarding Soil

Stewarding Soil*

 

 

Sampling Soil*

How Complex is Soil 

 

 

*Similar to Wildlife by Design program

 

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