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Youth On-demand Webinars

Accessible anytime - 24/7
No pre-registration - just click your preferred program, fill out the form, and the program will begin right away
Thought-invoking, core concept questions
15-30 minute programs
Follow-along worksheet provided
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On-demand Webinars

 

Program description and worksheets

 

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.

Download the follow-along worksheet here.

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.

Download the follow-along worksheet here.

Bats-A-Billion (23m 33s)

 

This presentation provides students the opportunity to investigate the relationship between the anatomy and the ecology, including the dietary habits, of 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.

Download the follow-along worksheet here.

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.

Download the follow-along worksheet here.

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.

Download the follow-along worksheet here.

 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.

Download the follow-along worksheet here.

Incomplete Metamorphosis - Dragonfly (14m 26s)

 

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.

Download the follow-along worksheet here.

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.

Download the follow-along worksheet here.

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.

Download the follow-along worksheet here.

Prairie Dog Discovery (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.

Download the follow-along worksheet here.

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

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