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U.S. Fish and Wildlife's Virtually Wild Program

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Region 4 Education Service Center partners with Virtually Wild! Texas to provide students with engaging and interactive virtual field trips about nature and careers in conservation.

 

Find all of the Virtually Wild Texas program resources by visiting Greater Houston Environment.  They would also love your feedback on their programs!

 

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

 

 

Follow the Virtually Wild Texas team and Region 4 Education Service Center on our social media pages!

 

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Wild Wetlands

 
Situated in the Alligator Capital of Texas, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge is comprised of coastal marsh and prairie that borders Galveston Bay.  Here, alligators, frogs, birds, snakes, and a lot of other wild critters can be found.  In this program, students will make scientific observations and learn about the value of wetlands and the important role they play protecting the homes of humans and wildlife. Staff and volunteers at the refuge will wade out into the wetlands to dipnet for invertebrates and get a close look at a diversity of species that call this habitat home.
 

Presenter: Stephanie Martinez, Outdoor Recreation Planner

 

Location: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge in Anahuac, TX

 

Provider: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Houston Community Partnerships and Engagement Program, Citizen's Environmental Coalition, Region 4 Education Service Center

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: This program is planned at a 3rd - 5th grade level, but students of all ages will gain useful vocabulary and an understanding of the concepts shared.

 

TEKS:

Science:

Grade 3 - 1A, 1E, 12B, 12C, 13A
Grade 4 - 1A, 1E, 4B, 13A
Grade 5 - 1A, 1E, 4B, 12A, 12C, 13A

 

Please register:

Wednesday October 12, 2022

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Wednesday October 12, 2022

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Saving a Rare Texas Woodpecker from Extinction

 
Scientists across the southeastern United States are striving to save the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) from extinction. Once common in east Texas, this bird survives in small family groups on only a handful of managed forest lands. Learn about this magnificent, colorful bird and how foresters and wildlife biologists are managing the forest ecosystem to improve the woodpecker’s habitat. Meet the scientists who use technology and tree-climbing skills to monitor nests and learn how you can find a career in conservation.
 

Presenter: Donna Work, Biologist IV

 

Location: W.G Jones State Forest in Conroe, TX

 

Provider: Texas A&M Forest Service, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, Citizen's Environmental Coalition, Region 4 Education Service Center

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: This program is planned at a 3rd - 5th grade level, but students of all ages will gain useful vocabulary and an understanding of the concepts shared.

 

TEKS:

Science:

Grade 3 - 1A, 1E, 11B, 12C, 13A
Grade 4 - 1A, 1E, 4B, 13A
Grade 5 - 1A, 1E, 4B, 12A, 12C, 13A, 13B

 

Please register for ONE session:

PROGRAM CANCELLED

Wednesday November 30, 2022

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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PROGRAM CANCELLED

Wednesday November 30, 2022

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Super Cool Snakes

 

Join staff naturalists from Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center in Humble, Texas to learn all about snakes! Learn about these fascinating reptiles found in Texas and across the U.S., including how to identify them, what they eat, how they survive in their habitat, and what to do if you encounter one in the wild. We might even get a bonus visit from “Lucky”, the 13 ft. Burmese python! Whether you like snakes or not, people need them as they play an important role in nature. A lot of people assume snakes are aggressive and dangerous but hopefully our scaly, slithering friends at Jesse H. Jones will show you they are generally calm and fascinating creatures that when left alone, pose no real threat to people.

 

Presenter: John Carey, Education Programmer

 

Location: Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center in Humble, TX

 

Provider: Jesse H. Jones Park, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, Citizen's Environmental Coalition, Region 4 Education Service Center

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: This program is planned at a 3rd - 5th grade level, but students of all ages will gain useful vocabulary and an understanding of the concepts shared.

 

TEKS:

Science

Grade 3 - 1A, 1E, 12A, 12C, 13A
Grade 4 - 1A, 1E, 4B, 13A
Grade 5 - 1A, 1E, 4B, 12A, 12C, 13A, 13B

 

Please register for ONE session:

Wednesday December 14, 2022

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Wednesday December 14, 2022

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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Forest Ecology

 

Lake Houston Wilderness Park in New Caney, TX is a 4,700-acre forest. Let’s explore the forest ecosystem from top to bottom. Discover what trees are found here and what animals need them to survive. We will be flipping logs in search of creepy crawlies, talking about the food chain, and more.

 

Presenters: Lauren Hollenbeck, Katharine LeBoeuf, and Seasonal Naturalist Staff 

 

Location: Lake Houston Wilderness Park in New Caney, TX

 

Provider: Lake Houston Wilderness Park, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, Citizen's Environmental Coalition, Region 4 Education Service Center

 

Cost: Free

 

Audience: This program is planned at a 3rd - 5th grade level, but students of all ages will gain useful vocabulary and an understanding of the concepts shared.

 

TEKS:

Science

Grade 3 – 1A, 1E, 11A, 11B, 11C, 12A, 12B, 12C, 13A
Grade 4 - 1A, 1E, 4B, 12B, 13A
Grade 5 - 1A, 1E, 4B, 12A, 12B, 12C, 13A, 13B

 

Please register for ONE session:

Wednesday February 8, 2023

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

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Wednesday February 8, 2023

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

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