Texas Wildlife Association Natural Resource-Excellence in Teaching Awards Announced

Since 2004, San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. (S.A.L.E.) has partnered with the Texas Wildlife Association Foundation to help fulfill the mission to expand and deploy new conservation education programs across the state of Texas.  Through this partnership, S.A.L.E. and TWA’s Conservation Legacy programs have educated over 1.1 million Texans about our state’s diverse, abundant wildlife and natural resources, as well the importance of good land stewardship. Texas Wildlife Associations’ Conservation Legacy programs include a wide range of educational programs, from public events, like the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, to classroom presentations, hands-on field investigation days, to land management field days and webinars. 

S.A.L.E. has generously funded the Natural Resource – Excellence in Teaching Award for many years, for teachers that demonstrate use of innovative techniques and curricula to promote natural resource literacy among students, as well as articulate the importance of conservation to the future of Texas and Texans to equip future decision-makers with critical thinking skills. 

The Texas Wildlife Association Foundation and San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Inc. are excited to announce the Texas teachers and schools to be awarded scholarships to be used to promote natural resource literacy among students. 

2016 Teacher Award Winners

James Bendele – Central Catholic High School – Bexar County - $2,000

John “Jack” Cooper Reed – Killeen High School – Bell County - $2,000

Tiffany Dreschler – Westbrook Intermediate School – Galveston County - $2,000

Michaela McCown – Vanguard Preparatory School – McLennan County - $2,000

CG Guerrero – SF Austin High School – Harris County - $1,200

Laura Kusak – Moulton Elementary – Lavaca County - $1,200

Sue Moore – Silsbee High School – Hardin County - $1,200

Amalia Patterson – Shady Grove Elementary – Burnett County - $1,200

Medina Willis – Lanier High School – Travis County - $1,200

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