Weekly Schedule

Week 1

Overview of the LSA Program and of the Partners, Icebreakers

Week 2

History of Conservation, Conservation Leaders, Landscape Timeline of San Antonio and Laredo

Week 3

Human Dimensions of Land Stewardship: Social Attitudes, processes, and behaviors related to how we use our natural resources

Week 4

Political: What does it mean to be an advocate? What role can you play in influencing policy? Reflect on policy that has influenced how we manage our natural resources

Week 5

Economics: Show me the money- looking at the economic engine behind our food, fiber, water and wildlife

Week 6

Water: Watershed basics and how land stewardship influences their water quality and quantity

Week 7

Wildlife: Principals of wildlife management as well as the conflict between society’s infrastructure needs and wildlife’s need for open space

Week 8

Diversity: Importance of gender and ethnic diversity in the population that recreates outdoors and professionals that care for our natural resources

Week 9

Weekend at the Witte: Laredo group is overnight at the Witte while San Antonio group comes in for the day. Both groups will spend the day touring the Witte, participating in activities in the East Foundation classroom (Land Ethics) as well as practicing their presentations with one another

Week 10

Weekend at SAVR: San Antonio group is overnight while Laredo group comes in for the day. Both groups will participate in activities within the cattle and research programs of the East Foundation. There will also be teambuilding activities along with a wrap-up discussion allowing both groups to share with each other their takeaways.