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Texas Wildlife Association

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Region 4 Education Service Center partners with the Texas Wildlife Association to provide students with interactive and engaging learning experiences related to texas wildlife and conservation.

 

Find all of the Texas Wildlife Association program resources by visiting their Taking Action and Continued Learning and Conservation Legacy webpages.

 

Remember to subscribe to the Getting Smart Virtually newsletter to receive a monthly reminder about all upcoming programs. 

 

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Investigating Life Cycles

 
Investigating Life Cycles is an inquiry-based program that allows students to investigate and understand each stage of various life cycles using biofacts, kinesthetic activities, and plenty of fun facts, for a better understanding of the cycle as a whole.  Students will learn the characteristics that allow a plant or animal to grow into a mature adult and how each stage affects its habitat and other plant and animal populations.
 
Presenter: Ali Kuehn
 
Cost: Free

 

Audience: Kindergarten-8th Grade

 

TEKS: K. 9B  K.10C  K.10D | 1.10A  1.10B  1.10C  1.10D |  2.9A  2.10A 2.10B 2.10C |  3.9A  3.10A 3.10B 3.10C | 4. 10A  4.10B  4.10C |  5.9A  5.10A 5.10B 5.10C |  6.12C  6.12E | 7.10A  7.10B  7.12A |  8.11A 8.11B 

 

Please register for ONE session:

 

Wednesday September 21, 2022

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Wednesday September 21, 2022

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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Skins & Skulls

 
Skins & Skulls is a discussion of the identification and specialized adaptations of native Texas wildlife using animal skulls and skins.  Participants will investigate the skulls of these animals to identify ‘mystery mammals’, all while learning about the animal’s habitat, food sources, and adaptations for survival.  The concept and importance of land stewardship, including its wildlife, is introduced and reinforced throughout the presentation.
 
Presenter: Adrienne Paquette and Ali Kuehn
 
Cost: Free

 

Audience: Kindergarten-8th Grade

 

TEKS: K.9B | 1.10A | 2.9A  2.10A |  3.9A  3.10A |  4.7C  4.10A |  5. 9A  5.10A |  6.12E  6.12F |  7.10A  7.10B  7.11B  7.12A |  8.11A  8.11B

 

Please register for ONE session:

 

Wednesday September 28, 2022

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Wednesday September 28, 2022

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Wednesday October 26, 2022

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Wednesday October 26, 2022

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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Let's Talk Turkey

 
Let's Talk Turkey is an overview of bird adaptations. This program uses the wild turkey, along with other native wild Texas birds, to investigate what makes a bird a bird and how different birds use their adaptations to survive in their environments. Activities may include exploring bird anatomy, identifying a bird based on its skull and foot, experimenting with different bird beaks and how a bird might use a specific beak to get its food, measuring wingspan, and listening to bird vocalizations.  The concept and importance of land stewardship, including native Texas birds, is introduced and reinforced throughout the presentation.
 
Presenter: Adrienne Paquette
 
Cost: Free

 

Audience: Kindergarten-8th Grade

 

TEKS: K.9B K.10B |  1.10A 1.10C |  2.9A  2.10A |  3.9A  3.10A 3.10B  3.10C |  4.7C  4.10A  4.10B  4.10C |  5.9A  5.10A 5.10B | 6.12E  6.12F |  7.10A  7.11B  7.12A  7.13A  7.14A |  8.11A 8.11B

 

Please register for ONE session:

 

Wednesday November 16, 2022

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Wednesday November 16, 2022

10:00 AM - 10:45 PM

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Stewarding Soil

 
Stewarding Soil is a series of activities that allows students to dig in and investigate soil!  Students will learn how soil is formed; the characteristics of sand, silt, and clay; how soil health affects living and nonliving things; and what products come from soil.  Throughout the program, students will gain a better understanding of why soil is so important to wildlife and people and how they can be stewards of this natural resource.  The concept and importance of land stewardship, including soils, is introduced and reinforced throughout the presentation.
 
Presenter: Ali Kuehn and Adrienne Paquette
 
Cost: Free

 

Audience: Kindergarten-8th Grade

 

TEKS: K.5A K.7C K.9A K.9B | 1.5A 1.7A 1.7C 1.9A | 2.5A 2.7C 2.9A | 3.5B 3.7A 3.7C 3.9A |  4.7A 4.7C | 5 .9A |  6.12E | 7.10A |  8.11B

 

Please register for ONE session:

 

Wednesday November 30, 2022

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Wednesday November 30, 2022

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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Wednesday December 7, 2022

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Wednesday December 7, 2022

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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Where is Our Water?

 
Where Is Our Water? is an interactive program that covers a variety of water topics, from the water cycle to sources and usage of water to pollution and infiltration of groundwater into our aquifers.  Activities and demonstrations will allow students to investigate and understand the human impact on water and how it affects our land and wildlife.  The concept and importance of land and water stewardship is introduced and reinforced throughout the presentation.  The main message is conservation!
 
Presenter: Adrienne Paquette and Ali Kuehn
 
Cost: Free

 

Audience: Kindergarten-8th Grade

 

TEKS: K.7C | 1.7C | 2.7C 2.8C | 3.5B 3.7C 3.7D 3.8B | 4.5A 4.5B 4.7A 4.7C 4.8B | 5.5A | 5.7B 5.8B | 6.5A 6.5B | 7.8B 7.8C | 8.5D

 

Please register for ONE session:

 

Wednesday October 19, 2022

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Wednesday October 19, 2022

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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Wednesday December 14, 2022

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

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Wednesday December 14, 2022

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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