Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD), the oldest co-ed college-preparatory school in Fort Worth, has been selected by the Texas Wildlife Association to implement its new Land, Water & Wildlife Expeditions Program (LWWE) during the 2022-2023 school year. FWCD is the only school in Fort Worth and one of only five schools in Texas selected for partnership.
The LWWE program involves providing free natural resources, conservation, agriculture, and stewardship education programs to FWCD students within grades 7-12 to enhance comprehension of natural resources as part of their formal science curriculum. Students will engage in rigorous and relevant science lessons to learn about Texas’ natural resources, water cycles, responsible hunting, and land stewardship, and take part in activities such as wildlife scavenger hunts, topography hikes, water-quality testing, and more.
At the end of the program, students will relay their knowledge of conservation during an “Expedition Day” taking place outdoors at a privately owned ranch near Fort Worth.
“We are thrilled to partner with Fort Worth Country Day and introduce students to the Texas Wildlife Association via in-class and outdoor lessons and activities,” said Peggy Maxwell, Conservation Education Specialist at the Texas Wildlife Association. “Our goal is to give FWCD students a new sense of appreciation for and a thorough understanding of Texas’ native wildlife, stewardship, water and conservation.”
"It is a great honor to be chosen by the Texas Wildlife Association, not only for our students but also for our school,” said Jimmy Brockway, middle school science teacher at FWCD. “This program allows FWCD students to get outdoors, make comparisons to different prairies, and learn why conservation and stewardship are important to the great state of Texas.”
ABOUT FORT WORTH COUNTRY DAY
Since 1963, Fort Worth Country Day has inspired the passion to learn, the courage to lead, and the commitment to serve through a program that fosters the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of its students. Situated on 104 acres in southwest Fort Worth, Fort Worth Country Day’s 220 faculty/staff members lead and teach grades JK-12. Offering a comprehensive college-preparatory curriculum, Fort Worth Country Day focuses on the 3A’s—academics, arts, and athletics—to bring balance to students’ experiences, provide opportunities to explore multiple interests, and thrive in a compassionate community. To learn more about Fort Worth Country Day, visit www.fwcd.org or www.Facebook.com/FortWorthCountryDay.
ABOUT TEXAS WILDLIFE ASSOCIATION
The Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) is a state-wide 501(c) (4) non-profit membership organization that actively advocates for wildlife and natural resource conservation at the local, state, and national levels. TWA focuses its mission on private landowners and their ethical relationship to the land, and concentrates on issues relating to private property, hunting and hunters' rights, and conservation of our natural resources. For more information, visit www.texas-wildlife.org/.
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