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Back to School Week: Project Wild

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Project Wild

Project Wild

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Ag Science Teacher Emily Rollison doesn’t mind if her Rivera ISD students get wild in the classroom. In fact, it’s part of the curriculum.

11— I have wildlife classes that I teach every year. And I use Project Wild as part of the curriculum in my class to reinforce the TEKS and the standards that I’m supposed to meet.

Project WILD is an environmental and conservation education program from Parks and Wildlife that emphasizes understanding wildlife and natural resources.

19— I’ve been working with Project Wild for probably the last seven years now. I taught it at A&M, and now I’m teaching it in the high school classroom. My students really enjoy the projects and activities that they’re exposed to, because we get outside of the classroom. And even the indoor activities really enhance their creativity.

Project WILD helps students develop critical thinking, too.

20 —They do a lot of problem-solving in Project WILD – especially when they have to determine what the outcome is going to be in the middle of the project. And we’ll stop in the middle and I’ll ask, ‘What do you think is going to happen?” Then we’ll go on and complete the project, and then we’ll discuss: ‘Is that what you thought was going to happen, or is it not –and why or why not?’

Learn about TPW outreach and education programs on the TPW website.

The WSFR program supports our series and funds diverse conservation projects throughout Texas.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.