Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program
Today, the word chat is synonymous with online instant messaging. But when you ask David Todd what chat means to him, he’ll tell you:
Conservation History Association of Texas.
Todd coordinates this Austin-based non-profit, the purpose of which is two-fold.
One is to compile stories from individual conservationists, environmentalists, around the state and document their lives, and try to give them a little bit of the recognition we feel they’re due for their many different contributions. The other side of it is more one of education.
Visit the organization’s website texaslegacy.org and learn of statewide conservation efforts.
We have about 400 hours of interview taped with about 190 conservationists. The neat thing about it is that there is a huge diversity, a great breadth of conservationists. Some are rich, some are poor, some are well educated, and some not so. Great diversity of kinds of work. But the common denominator amongst all these people is… They’ve got an ethic. They’ve got an interest in stewardship. An interest in continuity and what their grandchildren may inherit.
There’s more information at passporttotexas.org.
Our show’s receives support from the Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program…working to increase fishing, hunting, shooting and boating opportunities in Texas.
For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.
When you visit www.texaslegacy.org you will be able to:
- Learn about the narrators
- View a timeline of environmental history
- Choose a region to explore
- Search a database about conservation
- Watch videos about conservation topics
- Use the curriculum for your class
- Find out about the project partners