Texas

Great blue heron flying over Texas waters. Photo by Sudha Kankipati, National Wildlife Photo Contest

Texas Water Conservation Scorecard

Recent droughts have seared the memories of Texans deepening their appreciation for our most precious resource: water. As a result, hundreds of thousands of people across the Lone Star state …

Eco-Action Team Organizers. Credit to Kaci Myrick, Jamie Villarreal, Julia Ricicar, Arianna Colasanti, and Melissa Chan.

Our Journey to Becoming an Eco-School

Getting Started Lanier’s start with Eco-Schools USA began with a challenge. After a successful reading competition against Crockett High School to increase literacy on campus and get students reading more, …

Martin Academy. Photo by Erica Brokaw

Celebrating Schools for National Wildlife Week: Monarch Butterflies in Texas

Our final post in our series celebrating National Wildlife Week takes us to Texas, where students and teachers have been busy addressing Monarch Recovery. Monarch gardens are sprouting up on school grounds throughout …

Monarch Butterfly. Photo by NWF Austin Habitat Stewards Jim and Lynne Weber

Monarch Heroes Taking Flight in Texas

Monarch Heroes Program Launched in 15 schools in Texas  To help build awareness and reverse monarch decline in Texas, NWF launched our Monarch Heroes Program with the Austin and Houston …

Monarch Butterfly. Photo by NWF Austin Habitat Stewards Jim and Lynne Weber

Austin, Texas Creates Habitat for the Declining Monarch Butterfly

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New Outdoor Childcare Regulations Enacted in Texas

Fracking in North Texas: A Local Perspective

First School in Texas to Earn National Award for Sustainability Initiatives!

Congratulations Small Green Tech Academy! Clint Small Middle School’s Green Tech Academy located in Austin, Texas is modeling the way for other schools to go “green”! Since opening in 1999, …

National Wildlife Week: Going Batty in Austin, TX

At Bat Conservation International in Austin, TX, Dianne Odegard is education and public outreach manager. At home, as a bat rehabilitator, she can have 7-8 native species of insectivorous bats …

Black bear in the bushes. Photo by U.S. FWS.

Black Bears in Northeast Texas Face New Threat

Right now, a fight is escalating between rural Northeast Texas and the urban Greater Dallas area that could impact bear habitat. The people of Northeast Texas are battling to protect …

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