Archive for August 16th, 2013

Back to School Week: Teach the Outdoors

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Outdoor Kids

Outdoor Kids

This is Passport to Texas

Texas Parks and Wildlife offers a variety of enhancements for teachers and educators to use in and out of the classroom.

19— We offer outdoor skills training; we offer additions to curriculum – all kinds of supportive materials – to help people introduce youth to the outdoors and to outdoor skills so that they become more aware of their surroundings, enjoy the natural world, and feel connected to our natural resources.

Nancy Herron is Director of Outreach and Education. A new curriculum on aquatic ecosystems of Texas provides a template for understanding water, the living things that depend on it, and our future decisions about it.

31— Without a basic understanding of how our aquatic systems work, it’s going to be very difficult to make those tough decisions that are facing us, such as how much water we need to have in a stream? Isn’t that an unusual question? I mean, it’s not something that people normally would think about; how would you even understand how to approach that question? Our folks are going to be making a lot of tough decisions in the future as we balance the needs of people and the environment. And we need to have a good understanding of how the environment works to do that.

The electronic student and teacher guides for aquatic ecosystems of Texas will be available on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website, and partner website: the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and the Hart Research Institute.

The Sport Fish Restoration program supports our series and works increase fishing and boating opportunities in Texas.

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