Poncho Ortega, Ph.D.; East Foundation Wildlife and Research Manager, was a featured speaker at the recent U.S.-Mexico Cattle Fever Tick Summit held November 29-30, 2016, in Weslaco, Texas. The purpose of the meeting was for federal and state animal health regulatory officials, researchers, and industry representatives, from the U.S. and Mexico, to discuss monitoring, control, and eradication options and activities related to cattle fever tick (CFT) programs.
Masi Mejia, East Foundation Contract Educator, was recently featured in the Leopold Outlook, a publication of the Aldo Leopold Foundation. Her article focuses on diversifying the field of natural resources and her personal experiences.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has selected Stephen J. “Tio” Kleberg; East Foundation board member, and Dr. Fred C. Bryant; professional advisor to the East Foundation, to be inducted in the 2017 Texas Conservation Hall of Fame. They are being honored for their individual achievements and their work together at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute.
IDEA Public Schools is excited to announce its purchase of Camp RIO, located at the historic Camp Lula Sams, and renovations that will provide students in the Rio Grande Valley with a quality nature and ecology education and camp experience that will enhance classroom learning.
"The East Foundation is proud to help support IDEA Public Schools and the redevelopment of Camp Rio, and we are certain the grounds will provide an additional source of hands-on learning and development for students on the road to college,” said Tina Buford, Education Project Manager at East Foundation. “Students are spending less time outside, and more time being sedentary. Camp Rio provides an additional opportunity for students to be active and learn and interact with nature and the outdoors.”