EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH AND FREE RESOURCES
TCA’s education programs – in the classroom, at public gatherings, and in the outdoors — have connected thousands of Texans to nature and recruited them for conservation. Our events have provided countless opportunities for young people to experience our state’s amazing outdoor world. TCA partners with the Trinity River Audubon Center to help teach Eco-Investigations classes, which reach nearly 20,000 students each year.
Eco-Investigations at Trinity River Audubon Center
Texas Conservation Alliance funds an internship for TRAC’s Eco-Investigations program, where nearly 20,000 DFW-area children engage in hands-on education about wildlife and natural habitats along the Trinity River!
Visit TRAC’s website at http://trinityriver.audubon.org
Classes from the Dallas area are bussed to TRAC for Eco-Investigations, a four-hour expedition field trip, led by TRAC education staff. Pre-K through 5th-grade students take a nature walk, get acquainted with pond macro-invertebrates, and learn about watersheds, the water cycle, and how both humans and wildlife use water. The hands-on, TEKS-linked activities relate to the local ecology of the Great Trinity Forest. A special favorite in the exhibit hall is the sediment table, which lets young people create a river, observe how varying flows affect the river environment, and see the effects of damming a river.
Watch TCA’s 5-minute video for kids!
Water & You is a fun, environmental and educational video explaining how YOU are part of the water cycle.
TCA Water Recycling Brochure
Texas Water Resources: Texas Conservation Alliance (TCA) takes a multi-faceted approach to protect the waters of Texas — input into Texas’ water planning processes; grassroots organization against unnecessary damming of rivers; promotion of low-impact water supply alternatives such as water recycling; lobbying on water issues at state, federal, and local levels; citizen monitoring of water quality in Texas streams; and education programs on water conservation for both children and adults. TCA’s efforts have stopped construction of five major dams and resulted in numerous other proposed projects being dropped from the State Water Plan, preventing inundation of tens of thousands of acres of prime agricultural and wildlife lands.
Courtesy of Water Environment Association of Texas http://www.weat.org/
Thanks to TCA Member Dr. Neil Ford of UT-Tyler for providing this informative resource on endangered mussels in the Neches River!
TCA is the state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation, one of the partners of Texas Living Waters. Read more about the living waters project by NWF… http://www.nwf.org/What-We-Do/Protect-Habitat/Waters/Texas-Living-Waters.aspx
Water Recycling: For the Future of Texas is a short documentary about the benefits of recycling water as an alternative to building costly reservoirs.