Archive for September 4th, 2008

Keep Texas Wild, 3

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

I think this had been a long-term goal at Texas Parks and Wildlife department to have more outreach to younger people.

Louie Bond, Managing Editor of Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine, says sending free subscriptions of Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine to fourth grade classrooms statewide, is the latest in the agency’s outreach efforts. The magazine, which includes a new educational section called Keep Texas Wild, isn’t just for kids.

Everyone is going to have this in their issues. And we think that’s a good thing; this way families at home can study this together, and we have a lot of interesting topics. Some are as simple as predators and prey—that’s the topic of our first issue. But then, we expand into how Native Americans gave oral histories, water conservation issues, habitat…there’s a whole variety of topics, and I think a lot of these will be of interest to everyone.

In the end, the goal of Keep Texas Wild is to inspire students to develop a close bond with the natural world.

And also, to perhaps, begin those pathways to careers in the natural sciences, and art and photography, so that some day they may be the very people that they read about on these pages.

The special Keep Texas Wild section is made possible by a grant from ExxonMobil through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation.

That’s our show… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.