Published on July 26, 2022

Statewide Teacher Workshop

You’re invited to join us for Prairie Teacher Workshops with Field and Virtual Components. Earn 8 credit hours for this free event. Please bring your lunch and water bottle. Space is limited.

To register, contact Della Barbato.

This workshop is a two-part hybrid teacher workshop that will occur throughout the state of Texas.  Seven Prairie Teacher Workshops will be facilitated statewide for local teachers in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Northeast Texas and Fayette.  Most of these coincide with our NPAT chapters.  Teachers will earn 8 hours of Professional Development and walk away with prairie activities and lessons:  six hours in person and 2 hours virtual.  Content includes an insect ID using a sweep, plant biodiversity, plant ID using iNaturalist technology, and prairie ecosystem services.

The goal is to teach prairie education to teachers statewide in order to preserve and restore Texas Prairies for future generations by sharing knowledge about the importance of remnant prairies and native plants.  Education is Key to the Conservation of our Texas Native Prairie Heritage.

First, the in-person field component of the teacher workshop will take place in the prospective areas around the state.  The Houston Area field component will take place on October 15, 2022 at Deer Park Prairie and the San Antonio chapter on October 8.  Others are in the planning stages.  Each teacher will walk away with prairie field activities for their students in the areas of, among others, the rich ecosystem biodiversity and creating a connection to their prairie.  

Second, all statewide teachers and facilitators will come together on the evening of Thursday, November 3rd for the virtual component of the workshop.  The teachers will then take the prairie activities to their students on their field trips.

Art • Technology• History• Pollinators • Coastal Prairie Ecosystem Services • Native Plants, Peoples, Cowboys and Cotton • Ecology • Hydrology • TEKS Aligned

Read more about the Deer Park Prairie Education Program.