Learn firsthand what biologists, landowners and volunteers practice daily in Texas in order to conserve and manage our natural resources! This curriculum is designed to teach high school students key science and math principles pertaining to natural resources management. It uses a Texas fish species, largemouth bass, and real-world scenarios that occur across the state. The lessons involve all phases of managing natural resources: data collection, analysis and interpretation. In addition to the classroom work, optional field exercises are included to encourage the students to put their classroom experiences into action. The lessons can be conducted in the classroom and reinforced with field activities where appropriate. This is a TEKS-aligned curriculum that includes a CD and PowerPoint presentation.
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This online course is the second in a series of three developed to introduce homeowners, DIY hobbyists, or future commercial farm operators to the world of aquaponics.
The greater Houston region is losing freshwater wetlands to the point that the water quality of Galveston Bay and other local water bodies is severely threatened. This publication offers a brief overview of research on wetland losses in the eight-county Houston metro area and offers ideas on how residents and policymakers can take action to […]
Adding crushed agricultural limestone (calcium carbonate), or "liming," is a relatively inexpensive, well-known, and highly discussed management practice to enhance crop productivity in both acidic soil and water. Liming a pond to maintain consistent and optimal alkalinity concentrations will improve ecosystem health and maximize fish growth. This publication discusses aquatic health and the application of […]
Esta publicacion analiza los matices de las leyes de agua de Texas que los propietarios deben navegar al ubicar, disenar y llenar sus estanques. (3 paginas)