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Nov
29
Wed
2017
TWA’s Youth Videoconference – More Than a Drop @ Online event
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Texas Wildlife Association

TWA’s Youth Videoconferencing is:

  • Free, interactive, curriculum-enhancing, natural resource programs
  • Designed for Grades 1-6, TEKS-aligned K-8
  • 45 minute programs (includes student Q&A)
  • TEKS aligned post activities and worksheets
  • Includes four (4) issues of TWA’s mini-magazine Critter Connections!

 

More Than a Drop

This interactive presentation opens students’ eyes to the various facets of water in the environment, from raindrops to aquifers. Students will be challenged to think about where water comes from, how it got there, where it ends up, and how it is being used. Students will have the opportunity to take part in a hands-on, comparative demonstration along with the presenter, to help them better understand water usage and to learn how to conserve this natural resource.

 

Registration closes one week prior to program date.  Each program time has 4 Interactive and 50 Non-interactive spots available.

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Interactive program times (CST): 9:00 AM10:15 AM12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM

Non-interactive program times (CST): 9:00 AM10:15 AM12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM

 

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Dec
5
Tue
2017
TWA’s Youth Videoconference – Skunks and Armadillos @ Online event
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Texas Wildlife Association

TWA’s Youth Videoconferencing is:

  • Free, interactive, curriculum-enhancing, natural resource programs
  • Designed for Grades 1-6, TEKS-aligned K-8
  • 45 minute programs (includes student Q&A)
  • TEKS aligned post activities and worksheets
  • Includes four (4) issues of TWA’s mini-magazine Critter Connections!

 

Skunks and Armadillos

Meet the nine-banded armadillo and the striped skunk. Although their defense behaviors and adaptations benefit them in their wild environment, these same behaviors do not fare well in urban habitats. Most people cannot help but turn up their noses when they think about these two animals, but after our class, you will understand the ecological benefit of these fascinating wildlife species. Join us as we clear up some common untruths and add clarity to their unique body structures and their functions with the help of our friendly guest stars!

 

Registration closes one week prior to program date.  Each program time has 4 Interactive and 50 Non-interactive spots available.

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Interactive program times (CST): 9:00 AM10:15 AM12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM

Non-interactive program times (CST): 9:00 AM10:15 AM12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM

 

For more information, click Here.

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Dec
9
Sat
2017
AIA’s Gingerbread Build-Off @ Hermann Square
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Architecture Center Houston will host the 9th Annual Gingerbread Build-Off at City Hall’s Hermann Square Saturday, December 9, 2017. Competing teams will create their masterpieces using 100% edible materials. More than 4,500 spectators are expected to attend and cheer on the teams, play in the kids’ construction zone, and see Santa! All of that entertainment is FREE and open to the public! 

Want to compete?

Team registration is open to local architecture firms, design professionals, students, and enthusiasts seeking the coveted Grand Prix de Show for their edible structure. Additional awards will be given in categories including 1st and 2nd Runner-Up, Best Architectural Icon, Tallest Standing Structure, Best Holiday Themed, Best Non-Holiday Themed, Best Houston-centric, Most Creative Interpretation of Materials, and Public Favorite. Gingerbread buildings will be judged by an independent panel of food, design, art, and architecture professionals.

Register your team online here. Please review the Competition Rules before registering.

Volunteering

ArCH needs help with the Kids Construction Zone, as well as setup/teardown of the event. Email aleks@aiahouston.org for more details, or visit our page at Volunteer Match. Educational and civic groups welcome!

SPONSOR

Sponsor the Gingerbread Build-Off! Connect with our teams and spectators while supporting Architecture Center Houston’s exhibits, tours, and education programs.

Event Day Schedule

9:00 – 10:00 Team Check-in
10:00 – 3:00 Competition Building & Kids Construction Zone
10:00 – 4:00 Food Trucks
12:00 – 2:00 SANTA!!!!!
3:00 – 4:00 Foster High School Falcon Choir
4:00 – 4:30 Awards

Following the Build-Off

Winners and select competitors will be featured in a one-week exhibition December 11-15, free and open to the public at the Central Branch of the Houston Public Library (500 McKinney St.)

Dec
13
Wed
2017
TWA’s Youth Videoconference – ASI: Animal Skull Investigation @ Online event
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Texas Wildlife Association

TWA’s Youth Videoconferencing is:

  • Free, interactive, curriculum-enhancing, natural resource programs
  • Designed for Grades 1-6, TEKS-aligned K-8
  • 45 minute programs (includes student Q&A)
  • TEKS aligned post activities and worksheets
  • Includes four (4) issues of TWA’s mini-magazine Critter Connections!

 

ASI: Animal Skull Investigation

This interactive presentation allows students the opportunity to investigate skulls of native Texas animals. Unique adaptations will be discussed and students will be asked to identify common structures of animal skulls and then determine their function(s). During the investigations, students will discover the feeding habits, survival adaptations, and finally the identity of our mystery specimens.

 

Registration closes one week prior to program date.  Each program time has 4 Interactive and 50 Non-interactive spots available.

Sign up now:

Interactive program times (CST): 9:00 AM10:15 AM12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM

Non-interactive program times (CST): 9:00 AM10:15 AM12:30 PM, and 2:00 PM

 

For more information, click Here.

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Dec
18
Mon
2017
TWA Sporting Clays Shoot @ Greater Houston Gun Club
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Texas Wildlife Association

The 2017 Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) Sporting Clays Shoot will be held on
Monday, December 18, 2017, at the Greater Houston Gun Club. Come join us for a day
of fun, shooting, fellowship, raffles, exhibitors, food and more. Experienced and novice
shooters alike are encouraged to attend.

All proceeds support TWA’s mission of serving Texas wildlife and its habitat while protecting property rights, hunting heritage, and the conservation efforts of those who value and steward wildlife resources.

 

Registration includes

  • 100 targets
  • Ammunition
  • Golf cart
  • Commemorative t-shirt
  • Registration bag
  • Food and beverages
    • Alcoholic beverages will be available to non-shooters and shooters once their shooting day has concluded.

To become a Sponsor or to register, visit the TWA’s Sporting Clays Shoot event page.

For more information, refer to the 2017 Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) Sporting Clays Shoot – Registration and Sponsorship Packet.

 

What to bring: Your favorite shotgun, ear and eye protection (required).

 

Additional Games

  • Mulligans: 6 for $100 (no individual mulligans for purchase)
    • Mulligans to be sold at registration and on the course
  • 2-Man Flurry: $50

 

*UPDATED* Schedule of Events (subject to change)
Monday, December 18, 2017

11:00 am Registration Opens & 2 Man Flurry Begins
11:15 am Raffle Opens
12:25 pm Safety Briefing and Instructions
12:30 pm Shoot Begins
3:30 pm 2-Man Flurry Opens Back Up (for those who did not participate in the opening flurry)
3:30 pm Cocktails & Hors-d’oeuvres
4:30 pm Awards & Raffle Drawings
6:00 pm Conclusion of Event

 

For more events with the Texas Wildlife Association (TWA), visit their Events Calendar!

Apr
6
Fri
2018
TWA’s QuailMasters 2018 – Registration Deadline @ Roby, TX
Apr 6 all-day

Texas Wildlife Association

QuailMasters 2018

Hosted By: TWA and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

 

What is QuailMasters?

A series of intensive, hands-on training sessions designed to expose participants to the best of the best quail habitat in the state of Texas and make them ‘masters’ of the art and science of quail management. Quail-Masters will enhance your decision-making skills relative to 3 phases of quail management.

  • Habitat Management
  • Population Management
  • People Management

 

Registration

  • Quail Masters Student (college) Registration $250
  • Quail Masters Full Registration $500

Registration Deadline: April 6, 2018

Register Now

 

QuailMasters Course Schedule

Session I: April 22-24, Roby
Session II: June 3-5, Breckenridge
Session III: August 5-7, TBD by Class
Session IV: Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, Hebbronville
Includes most meals and classroom materials.  Lodging, travel and some resource material are the student’s responsibility.

 

Requirements for Participation

QuailMasters is a prestigious, intensive program, and we expect 110% of our participants. As a ‘fledgling’ QuailMaster, you will be expected to attend all four sessions of the Quail-Masters program.

 

Who Could Benefit from Attending QuailMasters?

  • Landowners/Managers
  • Hunters
  • Quail Enthusiasts
  • Consultants
  • County Agents
  • Wildlife Biologists
  • College Students*

*3 hours of graduate college credit are available for participation. NOTE: Graduate tuition is separate from QuailMaster’s tuition.

 

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Jun
19
Tue
2018
TWA’s L.A.N.D.S. Teacher/ Volunteer Training @ Falcon Point Ranch
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day

Texas Wildlife Association

WHO

  • Educators: 6 – 8th, HS EE, Biology & Ag Science
  • Volunteers:  TX Master Naturalists or Gardeners, Private Biologist, Retired teachers, College Students

 

COST

$225 per person

Includes: Food, lodging for two nights, and materials

 

 

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