FREE science, wildlife & water programs for your classroom!

Our FREE programs are science TEKS-aligned for grades K-8 and cover a variety of topics including the water cycle, adaptations, life cycles, soil, food chains, and more.

*NEW* for the Greater Austin Area!

Wildlife by Design

Classroom Presentations

Conservation Educator Andrew Harrod is now available to come to your classroom!

  • Hands-on and interactive presentations led by TWA educators
  • Designed for grades K-8 and aligned to science TEKS
  • 20-45 students per presentation
  • 3-6 repeat presentations that day
  • 5 presentation topics - Skins & Skulls, Birds of a Feather, Where is Our Water?, Investigating Life Cycles, and Stewarding Soil
Learn more!
Request a presentation!

Discovery Trunks

  • Hands-on materials and lessons for your classroom
  • Available for FREE statewide
  • 2-week reservation periods
  • Intended to be shared and used with groups (40+) of students
  • Each location may reserve 2 trunks total per semester
  • 7 trunk topics available
Learn more and sign up!

Distance Learning

We bring wildlife into your classroom through digital learning. 



We offer Distance Learning programs anytime in an On-demand Webinar format and as interactive recordings of some of our most popular live animal programs. All science TEKS-aligned programs are FREE, 15-40 minutes long with interactive questions and a follow-along worksheet.

Watch Online Anytime!

Critter Connections Magazine

  • FREE Educational mini-magazine Published quarterly in February, April, September, and November
  • Classroom sets (25), and individual subscriptions available
  • Each issue features a species profile, plant profile, puzzles, activities, and more!
  • Targeted for youth ages 13 and younger
Subscribe here!

FREE Summer Teacher Workshops

  • Designed for Grade K-8 Educators
  • Open to all statewide formal and informal educators (workshops are not restricted to a certain district or region)
  • Workshops are offered at no cost
  • Six (6) hour workshops offering CPE credit
  • Provides hands-on training for educators to incorporate natural resource and private land stewardship lessons into their teachings.
Learn More!

Texas Wildlife Association


In addition to our educational programs, the Texas Wildlife Association offers a wide array of other resources.


Learn more about Texas Wildlife Association (TWA)!

Andrew Harrod

Conservation Educator

aharrod@texas-wildlife.org

Thank You to Our Program Supporters!

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Shikar Safari Club International

George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation

The Alfred S. Gage Foundation

Elizabeth Coates Foundation

Dixon Water Foundation

East Foundation

Texas Wildlife Association Foundation

James Green Wildlife & Conservation Initiative

The Scott Petty Foundation

The Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation

Betty S Kelso Foundation

The Elma Dill Russell Spencer Foundation

Conservation Legacy educated over 300,000 Texas youth and adults in 2022!

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