Rangeland Workshop. Photo courtesy of Neal Johnson

Rangelands - Curriculum Workshops

The Welder Wildlife Foundation developed Rangelands: A Conservation Education Guide and associated Home on the Range workshops, to educate Texas teachers and youth about the importance of rangelands and the ecosystem services they provide. Rangelands is a K-5th grade science- and conservation-based curriculum which emphasizes the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for elementary science education. The curriculum is implemented through Home on the Range teacher workshops. Lessons are built on conservation concepts and the interdependence of abiotic and biotic factors and are reinforced through investigations of soil, water, plants, wildlife, ecology, stewardship, and ecosystem services. These lessons use hands-on, real life, science and social studies skills and provide activities for multiple intelligences. All lessons are easy to use and require only inexpensive materials. 

Teachers attending the Home on the Range workshops receive a Rangelands curriculum guide and CPE credit.


                       2017 'Home on the Range' Workshops

June 1        Home on the Range for K-2nd grades             Lubbock, Region 17

June 2        Home on the Range for 3rd-5th grades           Lubbock, Region 17


June 7        Home on the Range for K-2nd grades           Houston, Harris Cnty 

June 8        Home on the Range for 3rd-5th grades         Houston, Harris Cnty



June 13       Home on the Range for K-2nd grades           Kilgore, Region 7

June 14       Home on the Range for 3rd-5th grades         Kilgore, Region 7


June 20       Home on the Range for K-5th grades            Beaumont, Region 5


June 27       Home on the Range for K-2nd grades            Amarillo, Region 16

June 28       Home on the Range for 3rd-5th grades          Amarillo, Region 16