Program Areas

Youth On-demand Webinars

Fall 2020 Registration Update:

On-demand webinars available for showing to an in-person classroom, or you can register your virtual learners and provide them with a link to view at home.  Please follow instructions below (and on registration form) to sign up and watch our programs.

  1. In-person classroom registration, please select your prefered progam to access the registration form. For the first question, select "Teacher registering for the program" and complete the brief form.  The program will begin after you submit the form.

  2. Virtual classroom registration for students to view at home, please select your prefered progam to access the registration form. For the first question, select "Teacher registering for the program" and complete the brief form, indicating the number of students who are expected to watch.  Next, provide students with the link to the video (link provided on registration form or by right-clicking preferred program link below) and instruct students to choose "Student" on the first question.   The program will begin after they submit the form.

  3. To preview a program before sharing with students, please select your prefered progam to get to the registration form. For the first question, select "Teacher previewing the program" and complete the brief form.  If you wish to share with students later, please come back and follow step 1.

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Available Programs:

 

 

Adaptable Armadillos

Food Chain Fun

Stewarding Soil

ASI: Animal Skull Investigation

Complete Metamorphosis (Life Cycle)

The Magic of Monarchs

Aquifers and Spring Ecosystems (Water Cycle)

Frog Life Cycle

Prairie Dogs (Grassland Ecosystem)

Bats-A-Billion

Incomplete Metamorphosis (Life Cycle)

Wetland Ecosystems (Water Cycle)

Classifying Living Things

Let's Talk Turkey

 

 

Adaptable Armadillos (13m 22s)

Armadillos are unique animals with special adaptations which allow them to live in a variety of habitats and meet their basic needs.  Learn about our State small mammal, the Nine-banded Armadillo, and how they find food, shelter, and protect themselves from predators.

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ASI: Animal Skull Investigation (27m 5s)

This interactive presentation allows students the opportunity to investigate skulls of native Texas animals.  Adaptations will be discussed between predators and prey and students will be asked to identify common structures of animal skulls and then determine their function(s).  During the investigations, students will discover the feeding habits, survival adaptations, and finally the identity of our mystery specimens.

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Aquifers and Spring Ecosystems (18m 18s)

Water Cycle Series: The programs in this series introduce the basics of the water cycle and discuss specific water ecosystems.  This program features groundwater which is found in underground rock formations called aquifers and the spring-fed ecosystems that they create.

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Bats-A-Billion (23m 33s)

This presentation wil introduce students to different species of bats.  We will look at their unique body structures and their functions that allow bats to fly, identify other special adaptations, as well as discuss their basic needs and diverse habitats.  We will also discuss ways you can help these beneficial creatures and conserve their habitats.

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Classifying Living Things (22m 43s)

This presentation will introduce students to the classification system.  Students will learn about the levels of taxonomy from Domain to Species and identify the basic characteristics of organisms with an initial focus on Domains and Kingdoms, followed by a look at some familiar classes of wildlife from the animal Kingdom.  This program is intended for grades 4th and up, with a primary focus on 6th grade classification TEKS.

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Food Chain Fun (13m 54s)

This presentation will define food as a basic need as well as educate students about food chains and how energy flows from producers, to consumers, and decomposers.  Students will also identify the components of an ecosystem and what may happen in an ecosystem if a link in the food chain is broken.

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Complete Metamorphosis - Ladybug (14m 8s)

The programs in this series investigate and compare how animals and plants undergo a series of orderly changes during their life cycle.  Students will learn about the basic needs and physical characteristics that allow these organisms to survive through each stage of the life cycle.

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Frog Life Cycle - (14m 15s)

The programs in this series investigate and compare how animals and plants undergo a series of orderly changes during their life cycle.  Students will learn about the basic needs and physical characteristics that allow these organisms to survive through each stage of the life cycle.

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Incomplete Metamorphosis - Dragonfly (12m 37s)

The programs in this series investigate and compare how animals and plants undergo a series of orderly changes during their life cycle.  Students will learn about the basic needs and physical characteristics that allow these organisms to survive through each stage of the life cycle.

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Let's Talk Turkey (22m 8s)

This interactive presentation introduces students to fun facts about one of our state's most fabulous birds: THE WILD TURKEY!  We will discuss turkey anatomy, adaptations, and habitat as well as the various "calls" or vocalizations that turkeys make to communicate.

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The Magic of Monarchs (22m 41s)

For such a delicate insect, the Monarch butterfly leads an adventurous life!  During spring and fall, millions of Monarchs will travel through Texas on their way to or from their overwintering sites in Mexico.  Join us as we discuss the basic needs, life cycle, adaptations, and migration patterns of the Monarch butterfly and learn how you can help conserve this unique creature.

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Prairie Dogs (Grassland Ecosystem) (17m 49s)

Scientists consider prairie dogs to be a keystone species that affect many aspects of the environment. Join us as we discuss the prairie dog's importance in the ecosystem and their amazing adaptations. Many animals rely on prairie dogs in a variety of ways; their complex underground burrows provide habitat for several species, and they are a food source to many predators. We will also discuss prairie dog structures, their functions, and delve more into their underground habitats.

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Stewarding Soil (15m 55s)

Soil is an important natural resource found all over the world. Students will learn about the characteristics of sand, silt, and clay. Throughout the program, students will gain a better understanding of why soil is so important to wildlife and people and how they can be stewards of this natural resource.

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Wetland Ecosystems (18m 17s)

Water Cycle Series: The programs in this series introduce the basics of the water cycle and discuss specific water ecosystems.  This program features wetland ecosystems such as swamps and marshes.  Wetlands are important to the water cycle and provide habitat for a great diversity of wildlife.

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Questions? Contact Elanor Dean, edean@texas-wildlife.org, 210-826-2904

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