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L.A.N.D.S. Outreach Teacher Workshops

Learning Across New Dimensions in Science (L.A.N.D.S.) Outreach Workshops are six (6) hour hands-on 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.

Upon completion of the workshop, we ask that each teacher in attendance incorporate the L.A.N.D.S. Outreach lessons and activities into their classrooms during the school year and provide TWA with feedback and evaluations of those lessons.  TWA educational staff will be available for post-workshop support and will follow up to ensure effectiveness.

Summer 2019 workshop registration will open in February in the following regions:

Harris-area   |   DFW-area  |   South Texas  |   West Texas

 

  • Designed for Grade K-8 Educators

  • 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.

  • Open to all statewide formal and informal educators

  • 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 Outreach 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.

 

Sampling of Science Units covered: Conservation and Land Stewardship • Characteristics of Environments • Structure/Function and Survival • Basic Needs • Inherited Traits and Resemblance • Ecosystems - Biotic and Abiotic • Groundwater, Surface Water, and Watersheds • Populations and Communities

 

Contact Us:

Harris & Surrounding Counties:

  • Schools located in Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Liberty and Harris County ISDs (Channelview, Crosby, Deer Park, Galena Park, Goose Creek, Houston, Huffman, Sheldon, La Porte, and Pasadena) - Contact Jo Picken, jpicken@texas-wildlife.org, 254-749-4245

  • Schools located in Fort Bend, Montgomery, Waller, and Harris County ISDs (Aldine, Alief, Cypress-Fairbanks, Humble, Katy, Klein, Spring Branch, Spring, and Tomball) - Contact Adrienne Paquette, apaquette@texas-wildlife.org, 972-743-2956

Tarrant & Surrounding Counties:

  • Schools located in Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant Counties - Contact Gwen Eishen, geishen@texas-wildlife.org, 214-288-7043

South Texas Counties:

  • Schools located in Cameron, Hidalgo, Kenedy, Starr, and Willacy Counties - Contact Elisa Velador, evelador@texas-wildlife.org, 956-266-3583

  • Schools located in Brooks, Dimmit, Duval, Jim Hogg, La Salle, Webb, and Zapata - Contact Masi Mejia, mmejia@EastFoundation.org, 956-312-0550

West Texas Counties:

  • Schools located in Andrews, Brewster, Crane, Culberson, Ector, Glasscock, Howard, Jeff Davis, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Terrell, Upton, Ward, Winkler - Contact Phil Salonek, psalonek@texas-wildlife.org, 262-909-0097

 

 

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