One of the most exciting experiences for white-tailed deer enthusiasts is rattling deer during the rut. The San Antonio Viejo, with its productive native habitat and an un-hunted deer population, is among the more dramatic settings for capturing the annual spectacle of fully mature deer coming in to witness a fight among rivals. The East Foundation, along with Wyman Meinzer is offering a few exclusive opportunities to witness and photograph these large native South Texas deer in their prime. The East Foundation’s net proceeds from this offering goes to support our wildlife research efforts.
The inaugural East Foundation Three Minute Thesis competition will take place on August 18, 2017 in Kingsville at the Tio and Janell Kleberg Wildlife Research Park. More information regarding the competition and submission guidelines will be made available in the coming weeks.
The Texas Wildlife Association hosts its annual convention; WildLife 2017, at the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa July 13-16, 2017.
Hosted by Texas Wildlife Association, the theme of this year's event is, "Understanding a Changing Texas" The event will feature an outstanding cast of speakers discussing a wide variety of topics including Why Texas is Changing, Eminent Domain, Landowner Liability, Landowner trends from a Realtor Perspective, Agrotourism Act, and the important role that private lands stewardship plays in the sustainability of these land-based products.
Workshops are open to any grade level teacher or educator interested in learning more about the bird conservation curriculum. The workshop is 2 days and involves the training on five lesson plans where participants are briefed on the purpose of the activity, the background, and procedure. Participants then perform the activity to ensure it is clear on what is expected from the students. Following each activity, the lesson is discussed and ideas/suggestions are shared within the group. The evaluation of the curriculum is strictly for 6th grade science teachers at the moment. If you are interested please contact Janel Ortiz at TAMUKBirdsGK12@gmail.com to get started! It is important that all program participants go through the training workshop to ensure they are prepared to conduct the activities in class and Janell will be there to help you along the way!
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is excited to welcome it's newest exhibit, entitled: "The Legacy of Ranching: Preserving the Past, Embracing the Future." Through a partnership with the Department of Animal Sciences at Texas A&M University, this exhibit celebrates the historic ranches of Texas and their ability to adapt through changing natural and business environments.The commitment and innovation of the families who built these ranches have helped them to preserve their legacies. - See more at: https://bush41.org/exhibit/39#sthash.9iDiNoC9.dpuf