Rangeland Workshop. Photo courtesy of Neal Johnson

Rangelands - Curriculum Workshops

The Home on the Range curriculum provides hands-on, active learning with many outdoor activities to help educators convey the importance of rangeland conservation while establishing real world connections to science. Lessons are science-based and provide engaging, student-centered activities with alternative assessments that are aligned to the core Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and other education standards. Each lesson includes 3-8 activities and use a variety of teaching methods including models, journaling, science investigations, Internet and computer lessons, and hands-on inquiry to meet the needs of all students. Many lessons have outdoor components including investigations of adaptations, plants, wildlife, habitat, ecology, and stewardship. Lessons are easy to use and require only inexpensive and easily obtainable materials. Each workshop participant will receive copies of 3 activities from the Rangelands guide, which contains 27 student-centered lessons using hands-on, real world science investigations. The Rangelands curriculum is sponsored by the Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation.

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


2018 'Home on the Range' Workshops




March 6        K-2nd grades             Victoria, Region 3

March 7        3rd-5th grades           Victoria, Region 3


May              K-5th grades             San Antonio, Location TBA


May 23         K-2nd grades             El Paso, Region 19

May 24         3rd-5th grades           El Paso, Region 19


June 7          K-5th grades             Abilene, Region 14


June 12        K-5th grades             Midland, Region 18


June 13        K-5th grades             Richardson, Region 10


June 21        K-2nd grades            Beaumont, Region 5

June 22        3rd-5th grades          Beaumont, Region 5


July 12          K-5th grades           Welder Wildlife Foundation 


Nov. 1-3        K-5th grades           Fort Worth, CAST