Natural Resource-Excellence in Teaching Award

Texas Wildlife Association Foundation, Inc. And San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc.  Announce the Natural Resource-Excellence in Teaching Award


Four (4) $2,000 awards will be given to the winning teachers’ schools.


Click here to download the Application Form



Teachers receiving a Texas Wildlife Association Foundation, Inc. and ​San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. Natural Resource-Excellence In Education Award​ must comply with the following guidelines: 

  •  Must teach full-time at an accredited K-12 school. 
  • At least one of the awards will go to one teacher from one school in the following counties:
    ​Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Wilson, and Zavala.
  • The other three are not restricted to any specific counties in Texas.   



  • One complete application form
  • Essay question responses
  • 2 Letters of support (one from principal, school board, or administration and one from the community such as a parent or natural resource professional or volunteer)
  • Any sample lesson plans or curricula you wish to provide as an example (optional)

All required documentation must be submitted in one packet. 



  • Demonstrates use of innovative techniques and curricula to promote natural resource literacy among students. 
  • Ability to articulate the importance of conservation to the future of Texas and Texans and a demonstrated effort to equip students, the future decision-makers, with critical thinking skills. 

Applications must be postmarked by December 1st, 2016. Winners will be announced December 19th, 2016.  
For additional information, please call Leslie Wittenburg (512) 680-6000 or e-mail ​​.

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