Welcome to the Texas Wildlife Association Foundation (TWAF) website.
TWAF promotes educational, research, and informational activities in support of wildlife, habitat, and the management of the same. The activities and programs include science curriculum for middle school students, leadership camps, youth hunting opportunities, teacher training and adult education seminars, most of which are conducted by the Texas Wildlife Association.
TWA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that was organized in 1991 to serve as a funding source for conservation education and research programs directly related to the foundation’s mission. TWA Foundation does not participate in lobbying activities and does not engage in political activities, allowing it to solely focus on its educational mission. TWA Foundation has a close relationship with TWA, working together to continue to create, establish, and introduce innovative approaches to achieving agriculture and natural resource literacy and foster life-long learning for students of all ages.The Need:As Texans become more and more disconnected from the land, the need for natural resource education dramatically increases. Natural resource illiteracy threatens us all. TWA Foundation provides a solution by funding TWA education programs and participating with various partnerships to ensure healthy habitats, train conservation ambassadors, and equip the leaders of tomorrow. TWA Foundation puts nature within people’s reach and helps Texans understand the value of natural resources. The education and outreach programs of TWA that are supported by TWA Foundation are divided into two main categories:
Conservation Legacy: empowers and educates Texans with the fundamental tools necessary to facilitate natural resource literacy and foster a relationship with the outdoors.
Hunting Heritage: supports the proud tradition of hunting and recognizes its place in conservation.
The Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) have joined forces to offer youth hunts that are safe, educational and very affordable. We sponsor introductory, instructive youth hunts for a variety of species. We provide mentors, lodging and meals.
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Discovery Trunks are just that…trunks filled with hands-on, curriculum-enhancing natural resource materials and lesson plans for students kindergarten through sixth grade.
Trunks are shipped year-round to Texas educators at NO COST (thanks to underwriting). Last year, Discovery Trunks reached 77,952 students and due to such high-demand, there is a waiting list. Please consider giving the gift of education by underwriting the Discovery Trunk program. All trunk materials are aligned with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) state standards.
Discovery Trunk Topics include:
Let’s Talk Turkey
Butterflies Flutter By
More Than a Drop
Bird is the Word
$1,000 can build up to 4 Discovery Trunks or ship 2 trunks for one year$500 can build up to 2 trunks or ship a trunk for one year
Each Trunk reaches approximately 1,600 students/year
To learn more about Discovery Trunks click here:
Texas Wildlife Association Foundation, Inc. increases natural resource literacy and promotes conservation and educational programs that connect Texans to the land.
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