Archive for October 1st, 2008

EXPO Overview

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Wondering how to indulge that itch for outdoor adventure without paying the cost of equipment and entry?

The Wildlife Expo is a great opportunity for Texans to learn all about the things that they can do in the great Texas outdoors and it’s free!

Ernie Gamage, Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Expo, says there is something for everyone at this year’s event.

Come early, stay late, because if you came all weekend you still wouldn’t get to do everything. You can paddle a kayak, you can rock climb, you can learn all about conservation, you can see wild animal shows. We hope that everybody that comes to Expo, whether they’re tried and true recreationists or maybe it’s their first time to ever wet a hook, will use the Expo as an opportunity to gain an interest, gain a skill, and then go on and try it on their own.

Expo is Saturday and Sunday, October 4th and 5th from nine to five; leave the dogs at home, but definitely bring the kids.

It’s important to introduce our children to the joys of being in nature and recreating in the outdoors. You know the fundamental purpose of Expo is something we call conservation through recreation. If you recreate in the outdoors, if you spend time paying attention to it, you’re going to start paying attention for it and caring for it. And you can do that at the Wildlife Expo.

Find Expo information at

That’s our show…with research and writing help from Sarah Loden. For Texas Parks and Wildlife I’m Cecilia Nasti.