Youth Conservation Education

Education is key to developing interest in the areas of wildlife and land management.  By teaching students early the importance of proper conservation practices that benefit wildlife and water resources, we can develop in these students the desire to protect the land and know how to do so.  Students in the Trinity River Basin are being taught these principles as we seek to further conservation efforts.

Website Links:

TPWD Outdoor Learning

Check out this link to educational programs such as Texas Master Naturalist, as well as resources for educators.

TPWD Project WILD

Project WILD is a Kindergarten through 12th grade environmental and conservation education program emphasizing awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources. It is interdisciplinary and supplementary and can be used to teach basic skills in science, social studies, language arts, math, art, music and physical education.

TPWD Aquatic Science

Texas Aquatic Science is a comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students. The curriculum consists of an online student textbook, a teacher guide, specially produced videos, and supplementary materials.

Texas Wildlife Association Learning Across New Dimensions in Science (L.A.N.D.S.) Program 

Classroom curricula, special presentations, field trips, necropsies, learning modules, and interactive video conferencing programs are readily available to teachers and students across Texas as part of our L.A.N.D.S. youth stewardship initiative. To view videos related to L.A.N.D.S., check out the TWA Youtube channel.

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Photo Courtesy of Texas Wildlife Association

Texas Water Development Board Resources for Educators

This website provides water resources education using interactive modules, publications, Google Earth tours, animations, and links to more educator resources to use in classrooms related to the water cycle, watersheds, water use and conservation, and surface and groundwater.

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Resources for Educators (K-12)

Gateway for educators (K-12) that provides publications and other resources about water pollution, recycling, and other environmental education issues.

Texas 4-H and Youth Development  Trinity Navarro 194

U.S. Geological Survey

The U.S.G.S. provides scientific information intended to help educate the public about natural resources, natural hazards, geospatial data, and issues that affect our quality of life. Discover selected online resources, including lessons, data, maps, and more, to support teaching, learning, education (K-12), and university-level inquiry and research.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Educating for Conservation

Resources for students and educators such as pictures, videos, and training courses.

Native Prairies Association of Texas Resources for Educators

Content for educators regarding native grasslands in Texas.

Other Resources:

Investigating Water: Water Education Program

Ecoregions of Texas

Creating a Schoolyard Habitat

Integrating Land Conservation Planning in the ClassroomKids3

Beyond Ecophobia

What is Education for?

TPWD Coloring and Activity Books

Texas Rivers Map

Texas Rainfall Map

Texas Counties Map

 

                                     Photo Courtesy of Texas Wildlife Association

 

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