Youth Videoconference Recordings
We have taken some of our most popular live videoconferences and converted them into a clean recording format that you can watch anytime. Just click the program to complete a quick pre-registration form and a video player will appear where you can watch the program right away. It is recommended to complete the form right before you are ready to share with your students as it will not save your data if you leave the page and come back.
If you wish to share with at-home/virtual students, 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 below) and instruct students to choose "Student" on the first question. The program will begin after they submit the form.
Programs can also be accesed through Connect2Texas.
Programs are geared towards grades 1-6, but are TEKS-aligned for K-8.
Animal Encounters: All About Alligators (23 minutes)
This program features the largest reptile in Texas and North America, the American Alligator. We will discuss the wetland habitats they call home, their adaptations including their role in the food chain as an apex predator, and the differences between alligators and crocodiles. Students will also get to see a real alligator egg and skull, as well as our guest star, a real live alligator.
Animal Encounters: Owl Adaptations (27 minutes)
The owl: nature’s nocturnal bird of prey. Accompanied by our live Eastern Screech Owl in the studio, we will learn about these interesting animals found around the globe and all across Texas. This program will examine the special adaptations which allow them to fly, hunt for prey, and survive in their environment. We will also play the calls of some common Texas owls that your students may hear in their own backyard.
Animal Encounters: Peregrine Falcons (21 minutes)
Birds of prey, also known as raptors, are a common sight in the skies. During the program, we will take an up-close look at a live Peregrine Falcon to discuss the important body structures and their functions. We will investigate the falcon’s diet, their role in the food web, the habitats in which they are found, and the adaptations that allow them to be such powerful predators and fast fliers.