News Release
For Immediate Release: May 7, 2024

TWA, Natural Bridge Caverns host area students

More than 350 seventh graders from Comal ISD’s Danville Middle School were treated to a Land, Water & Wildlife Expedition on May 6 at Natural Bridge Caverns.

The Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) sponsored the event where the students participated in educational activities such as a cavern tour, plant identification, aquifer modeling, and a predator prey game, plus more.

“Connecting people with nature in a meaningful way is part of our mission here at Natural Bridge Caverns,” said Travis Wuest, vice president and co-owner of Natural Bridge Caverns. “We appreciate the work the Texas Wildlife Association and their volunteers do to connect kids to the incredible beauty of the state – both above and below ground.”

TWA relies on its members who are private landowners to host Land, Water & Wildlife Expeditions. This expedition was special, according to TWA Conservation Legacy Director Kassi Scheffer-Geeslin.

“While our student expeditions are held across the state in a variety of ecological regions, the fact that Danville Middle School students were able to experience Natural Bridge Caverns, its ecology, and learn how the cave was formed was truly a unique experience. We appreciate the generosity of Travis Wuest, Natural Bridge Caverns vice president and co-owner and TWA member, and his staff for hosting these students so that they could experience and learn about our Texas landscape, its wildlife and land stewardship,” she said.

During the 2023-24 school year, more than 2,000 Texas school students from 10 schools participated in Land, Water & Wildlife Expeditions. In addition to private landowners opening their gates to host the events, TWA relies on membership dues and donations to support several youth education programs statewide.

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