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Apr

01

2015

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

TWA’s L.A.N.D.S. Outreach programs continued their success during the month of March.   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!

 

Distance Learning – Youth On-demand Webinars - 2,377 students to date in 2015

  • 1,795 students (along with their teachers) participated in one of our four (4) programs in March – ASI: Animal Skull Investigation, Bats-A-Billion, Let’s Talk Turkey, or The Magic of Monarchs

Distance Learning – Youth Videoconferencing - 4,968 students to date in 2015

  • 1,812 - March 5 – Animal Encounters: Reptile Lifestyle
  • 1,849 - March 24 - Animal Encounters: Prickly Porcupines

Upcoming Programs
• April 10 - In the News: Urban Bobcats
• April 15 - The Magic of Monarchs
• April 28 - Urban Animal Encounters: Awesome Opossums
• May 5 - Animal Encounters: Hawk Talk
• May 12 - Animal Encounters: Prairie Dog Discovery
• May 19 – Animal Encounters: Bats-A-Billion
• May 27 - Animal Encounters: Creepy Critters

 

Wildlife by Design Classroom Presentations - 15,734 students to date in 2015

  • 2,772 - Tarrant & Surrounding Counties (Dallas, Denton, Johnson, Parker, and Wise Counties)
  • 2,150 - Harris & Surrounding Counties (Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller Counties)
  • 1,812 - Rio Grande Valley (Brooks, Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, Starr, and Willacy Counties)
  • 521 - Special programs with Wildlife Rehabilitator & animals - Bexar & Surrounding Counties (Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, and Wilson)

 

Discovery Trunks - 29,210 students to date in 2015

  • 3,243 - Tarrant & Surrounding Counties (Dallas, Denton, Johnson, Parker, and Wise Counties)
  • 1,957 - Harris & Surrounding Counties (Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Montgomery, and Waller Counties)
  • 1,194 - Rio Grande Valley (Brooks, Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Kenedy, Starr, and Willacy Counties)
  • 2,971 - Statewide Counties
  • 650 - Education Service Center 20

 

Statewide Community Events

  • March 7 - Ocelot Conservation Day, Gladys Porter Zoo, Brownsville
  • March 7 - Nature Fest, Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center, Houston
  • March 28 - Fort Worth Earth Day Party, Magnolia Green Park
  • March 28 - Wildlife and Woodlands Expo, Lone Star College, Houston

 

 

 

 

 

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 – Amanda Crouch & Toni Purnell
Harris & Surrounding Counties – Kayla Krueger & Adrienne Paquette
Rio Grande Valley – Elisa Velador
Statewide Programs – Elanor Dean
Curriculum Writer – Marla Wolf
Education Program Specialist – Kassi Scheffer



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