Classroom Resources

Resources

Lesson plans, activities, materials, publications and programs to assist Classroom Teachers and Homeschools with nature and conservation education.

Aquatic Science Curriculum

A comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students.

Guides for Parents and Teachers

What to expect when you're going outdoors.

Project WILD

A wildlife-focused conservation education program for K-12 educators and their students.

Texas Junior Naturalists

An online resource for students of nature and the outdoors.

Texas Nature Trackers

A citizen-science monitoring effort designed to involve volunteers of all ages and interest levels in gathering scientific data on species of concern in Texas.

Keep Texas Wild

TPW Magazine features with wildlife and conservation themes for students around the 4th grade level. A robust set of online companion teacher pages features ideas of how to enhance learning with activity ideas, background for educators and links to resources.

Aquatic Science

A comprehensive aquatic science curriculum, from molecules to ecosystems, and headwaters to ocean, for middle school and high school students.
Texas Aquatic Science
TAS Website
TAS Website
Aquatic Science
Biologist survey
TAS Teacher Guide
TAS Teacher Guide
Texas Aquatic Science Teachers Guide

Learn About Texas Books

PDF versions of the Learn About Texas series of books including education information and activities for children.

Project WILD

A Kindergarten through 12th grade environmental and conservation education program emphasizing awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources.

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Texas Junior Naturalists

An online resource for students of nature and the outdoors.
Meet the Texas Dinosaurs
Watching Wildlife
Images
Snakes
All about Texas snakes
Be Nature-Safe
Information about how to safely enjoy and learn from Texas wildlife.
Plants
Bugs
Information about Texas insects
Bats
Nature Camps
Tools of the Naturalist
The Great Texas Birding Classic
Texas Natural Regions
Educational information about the natural ecology of the varied landscapes of Texas.
Naturalists in the field
Naturalists in the Field
Year of the Frog (2008)
Brush Pile
Brushpile
Habitat Projects

Texas Nature Trackers

A citizen-science monitoring effort designed to involve volunteers of all ages and interest levels in gathering scientific data on species of concern in Texas

The link address is: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/texas_nature_trackers/

Posters, Maps & Publications

These publications are available to download and print. Permission is granted to use for educational purposes and may be distributed at no charge to the public. Please acknowledge Texas Parks and Wildlife as the source.

Posters and Printable Fact Sheets

Maps (vegetation, rainfall, river basins, etc.)

Publications

For Young Children
Coloring Books
Print an Outdoor Kids Journal
State Parks Publications Activity Guides
Publications for Kids
Fourth Grade Reading Level or Higher
Keep Texas Wild! TPW Magazine
Learn About Texas Activity books
Frankie the Free-tailed Bat
Rare Species Activity Packets
State Parks Publications Junior Rangers and more
Young Naturalist books online
Texas Treasures: Wetlands booklet (PDF)  
Web-based Wildlife Fact Sheets
School Resources
Creating a School Habitat (PDF)
Central Texas Regional Appendix (PDF)
North Central Texas Regional Appendix (PDF)
Rio Grande Valley Regional Appendix (PDF)
Southeast Texas Regional Appendix (PDF)
Southwest Texas Regional Appendix (PDF)
West Texas Regional Appendix (PDF)

Angler Education Publications
Boater Education Publications
Hunter Education Publications
Outdoor Learning and Leadership Opportunities flier (PDF)
Project WILD and Conservation Education Publications

Also see:

Rivers and Wetland Publications

How-To Guides

Reference Section

 

Search TPWD online publications

Posters

Native Texas Wildlife Posters and Fact sheets for users to download and print.

Downloadable and printable PDF posters and Fact Sheets

Blackland Prairie poster

Download the Blackland Prairies Poster

Download the Northern Pineywood Poster

Download Northern Pineywoods Species Fact Sheet Set.
Includes Spotted Gar, Largemouth Bass, Red-shouldered Hawk, Louisiana Milk Snake, Timber Rattlesnake, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, White-tailed Deer, Western Cottonmouth, Southern Leopard Frog, Bald Cypress, Flathead Catfish, Marbled Salamander, Big-eared Bat, Giant Floater, Warmouth, Bronze Frog, Southern Copperhead, Flier, Hellgrammite, Dogwood, Sweetgum, Northern Flicker, Pine Warbler, Redfin Shiner, Green Darner.

Texas Coastal Wetlands Poster

Download the Texas Coastal Wetlands Poster

Download Coastal Wetlands Species Fact Sheet Set
Includes Reddish Egret, American Oystercatcher, Black-necked Stilt, Long-billed Curlew, Fiddler Crab, Stone Crab, Roseate Spoonbill, Eastern Oyster, Common Blue Crab, Piping Plover, Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, Lightning Whelk, Whooping Crane, Common Raccoon, Texas Diamondback Terrapin, Northern Harrier, Atlantic Croaker, Atlantic Bay Scallop, Sheepshead Minnow, Seagrasses, Spotted Seatrout, Red Drum, Pinfish, Gulf Salt Marsh Snake.

West Texas Cienega Poster

Download the West Texas Cienega Poster

Download the Texas Urban Wildlife Poster

Download Urban WildlifeFact Sheet Set
Includes: Blue Jay, Butterfly Weed, Cardinal Flower, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Fox Squirrel, Inca Dove, Maxmillian Sunflower, Monarch Butterfly, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, Painted Bunting, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Red-eared Slider, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Wood Duck.
Bonus: Causes for Decline of Species, Survival Needs of Species; Vegetation Layers and Birds; Vocabulary List 

Blackland Prairies Poster

Blackland Prairie poster
Blackland Prairies Poster
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Size: 350.7 kB

Blackland Prairies Poster

Tx_Blackland_Prairies_8.5x11.pdf — PDF document, 26256 kB (26886523 bytes)

Northern Pineywoods Poster

Tx_Northern_Pineywoods_8.5x11.pdf — PDF document, 26957 kB (27604150 bytes)

Texas Coastal Wetlands Poster

Texas Coastal Wetlands Poster
Texas Coastal Wetlands Poster
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Size: 316.9 kB

Tx_Texas_Coastal_Wetlands_8.5x11.pdf — PDF document, 26107 kB (26733721 bytes)

West Texas Cienega Poster

West Texas Cienega Poster
West Texas Cienega Poster
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Size: 244.0 kB

West Texas Cienega Poster

Tx_Texas_Cienega_8.5x11.pdf — PDF document, 18249 kB (18687999 bytes)

Texas Urban Wildlife Poster

Tx_Urban_Wildlife_8.5x11.pdf — PDF document, 33247 kB (34045454 bytes)


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