Have you ever heard of the Houston toad? With less than 100 individuals remaining in the wild, it is actually one of the most endangered animals in North America. This is not your garden-variety toad. Adapted for a tough environment, unique to the Lone Star State, and willing to fight for survival, they are TOAD-ally Texan!
We need to spread the word about this amazing amphibian, and therefore several organizations are teaming up, including the Houston Zoo, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, LCRA, and Amphibian Ark to offer the first ever Houston Toad Teacher Workshop on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 at McKinney Roughs Nature Park in Bastrop, Texas. This workshop and education program is designed so you can get all of the facts, resources and activities you need to talk about amphibians and the Houston toad in the classroom, or with the public.
Perks of this FREE workshop include:
- Receiving up to 4 state continuing education teacher credits from the Houston Zoo.
- A free flash drive which will include an educators guide, video clips, frog and toad calls, and tons of activities and resources, and info about a FREE Trunk Loan program.
- A chance to win some toad-ally awesome raffle prizes from the Houston Zoo.
- An interpreter-led field trip to a Bastrop State Park toad pond.
- Meet a live ambassador Houston toad.
- Take part in activity stations led by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department interpretive staff and amphibian biologists from the Houston Zoo and Amphibian Ark.
To register, email [email protected]. When you register please provide your full name, email address, school or organization, and county you teach in.