Is Texas Wild? Conservation Conversations

$25 Adult  $15 Member
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Texas Master Naturalists get Member Admission when you bring your TMN badge to Walker Admission Desk.

Conservation is a state of harmony between people and land. – Aldo Leopold

The Witte Museum invites you to be a part of the 2019 dialogue series, Is Texas Wild?: Conservation Conversations. Dive into the McLean Family Texas Wild Gallery through interactive experiences and encounters with experts in fields ranging from the expansive flora and fauna of Texas to stewarding the land, as we discuss finding the harmony between people and the land.

The Birds and The Bees
February 6th, 2019

Dr. Jessica Beckham and Dr. Janis Bush, University of Texas at San Antonio and Lee Marlowe, San Antonio River Authority

Over 80% of the world’s flowering plants reproduce thanks to pollinators. Without them, some of our favorite and most prized foods would cease to exist. Today, many factors put pollinators at risk. Investigate how people are ensuring pollinators have a place in our future and ways you can help.
Admission includes gallery exploration of The Birds and the Bees: Pollinators in Nature, Science and Culture.

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I Think I Have an Invasive 
April 3rd, 2019

Dr. Megan Clayton, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension John Kinsey and Monica McGarrity Texas Parks & Wildlife

An invasive species is a plant, animal or pathogen that does well in an ecosystem where it is not found naturally and can range from harmless to destructive. Explore the subject of invasives species vs. native species and get a bird’s eye view of what is happening on the front lines so you can help keep Texas wildlife native.

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Back from the Brink: Wildlife Success Stories 
August 7th, 2019

Donald Beard, Caprock Canyon State Park, Dr. Maureen Franke, Texas AgriLife Extension Service  Robert Perez, Texas Parks & Wildlife

Just like the wild turkey and the American alligator, the American bison was nearly driven to extinction due to human. Today, populations are stable and growing. How did that happen?  Discover how you can be a part of conserving plants and animals.

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