Texas Parks & Wildlife on PBS and Cable
About the Series
Texas Parks & Wildlife is a weekly, half-hour program that airs on the PBS stations throughout the Lone Star state, as well as in a number of other public television markets around the country. October 2012 marks our 27th year on PBS. You can also see the show in about 50 city government access channels across the state.
Each week, our program travels to several different destinations around the state. The stories cover a wide range of topics, from in-depth issues about conservation and the environment, to fun family activities in the outdoors. This season we’ll see how scientists are using laser technology to remove graffiti and restore Native American rock art at Hueco Tanks. We’ll take a look at the undersea world of an artificial reef biologist, and introduce you to some of the firefighters that had a very busy year protecting your state parks. We’ll see what’s being done to reduce the number of feral hogs in Texas, and we’ll go goose hunting with a group of ladies who are happy to swap their daily routines for some time outdoors.
This season you’ll meet some of the Texas Parks & Wildlife people that work behind the scenes, but make important contributions to conservation in the state. Our Outdoor Info segments offer all kinds of handy tips; like how to sight in your rifle, and how to get started geocaching. Wild Things is back with interesting and obscure facts about some of our native Texas wildlife. We’ll also introduce you to the 2012 Lone Star Land Steward award winners. Every show features one of our fabulous state parks and historic sites. New this season are our Wild Game Cooking segments with chef and author Jesse Griffiths. And of course, each week we’ll present our award winning stories about the people and places that make the Texas outdoors the natural place to be.
We want our stories to inspire you to get outdoors and visit the natural places in our state. We want to provide a compelling reason for you to care about your outdoor and cultural heritage. Maybe you’ll even get involved and help preserve a piece of that heritage. It’s our hope that you’ll develop a new appreciation for the natural world, a world that’s right here in your backyard. We hope you’ll join us.
Broadcast rights to Texas Parks & Wildlife are free to all PBS affiliates throughout the United States. Our program is fed in HD every Wednesday at 3:30 pm, Central Standard Time.
Satellite coordinates: 1630 ET/HD04, AMC 21 Ku23H, L-Band Freq = 1395.5MHz, SR = 6.250 MSps/ FEC: 3/4