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

TWA’s L.A.N.D.S. Outreach programs continued their success during the month of July.  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 – (780 teachers to date in 2016)


DFW Area:

  • Tarrant & Surrounding Counties (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, and Wise Counties) – 72 teachers and 18,197 expected student outreach



Harris Area:

  • Harris & Surrounding Counties (Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller Counties) – 79 teachers and 7,945 expected student outreach



Rio Grande Valley Area:

  • Rio Grande Valley (Brooks, Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, Starr, and Willacy Counties) – 66 teachers and 26,708 expected student outreach



Distance Learning – Youth On-demand Webinars (14,076 students to date in 2016)


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


Wildlife by Design Classroom Presentations  (46,942 students to date in 2016)


Discovery Trunks  (95,637  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 areshipped 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, Julia Farmer, 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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