L.A.N.D.S. Outreach - August 2016 Reaching Across Texas Report

TWA’s L.A.N.D.S. Outreach programs continued their success during the month of August.  Many thanks to the Texas Wildlife Association Foundation for its support of the current and future endeavors as we educate the youth of Texas on natural resource literacy and private land stewardship.  As the numbers show, TWA is making a difference!


Outreach Teacher Workshops – (982 teachers to date in 2016)


DFW Area:

  • Tarrant & Surrounding Counties (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, and Wise Counties) –88 teachers and 7,047 expected student outreach




Harris Area:

  • Harris & Surrounding Counties (Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller Counties) – 59 teachers and 3,045 expected student outreach




Rio Grande Valley Area:

  • Rio Grande Valley (Brooks, Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, Starr, and Willacy Counties) – 54 teachers and 7,102 expected student outreach








Distance Learning – Youth On-demand Webinars (14,091 students to date in 2016)


Distance Learning – Youth Videoconferencing (27,206 students to date in 2016)


Wildlife by Design Classroom Presentations  (47,460 students to date in 2016)


Discovery Trunks  (97,968  students to date in 2016)


Give the Gift of Education – Discovery Trunks

Share your passion for Texas wildlife and private land stewardship and ‘Give the Gift of Education’.  Your donation will fund TWA’s Discovery Trunks.  Discovery Trunks are shipped to Texas schools and organizations, free of charge, allowing educators to easily incorporate the TEKS-aligned wildlife conservation and natural resources lessons and materials into their teachings.  Discovery Trunks are in high demand (each trunk reaches approximately 1,600 students a year) and are completely funded by grants and donations – take this opportunity to pay it forward!




L.A.N.D.S. Outreach Educators

Tarrant & Surrounding Counties – Toni Purnell & Kimberly Shaw

Harris & Surrounding Counties – Adrienne Paquette & Jo Picken

Rio Grande Valley – Elisa Velador

Statewide Programs – Elanor Dean

Curriculum Writer – Marla Wolf

Director of Education – Outreach Programs – Kassi Scheffer

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