Texas Tech Quail participates in Texas Farm Bureau’s Farm From School
By: Norman Martin
Texas Tech Quail, part of Texas Tech University's Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, is taking part in the Texas Farm Bureau's 'Farm From School' program. The event is scheduled for Tuesday (Sept. 26) at 10 a.m.
Brad Dabbert, the Burnett Foundation Endowed Professor of Quail Ecology, will lead a team from Texas Tech and livestream an event from their study site on the Pitchfork Ranch. The program will be broadcast to nearly 3,000 classes and nearly 70,000 kindergarten and elementary-age students across Texas.
“One of our goals at Texas Tech Quail is to spark interest in wildlife management and specifically quail management at an early age.” Dabbert said. “Providing teachers and students this streaming event gives them a window into what we do on a day-to-day basis and enhances their science education.”
Farm From School is available to all public, private and homeschool educators across Texas and provides students with the ability to virtually visit farms and ranches from the comfort of their normal learning environments.
“The hope is that by reaching so many classrooms, we can highlight the Department of Natural Resources Management at Texas Tech, and hopefully interest students in coming here and becoming our next generation of professional wildlife biologists, Dabbert said.
“Farm From School gives students the opportunity to learn how diverse Texas agriculture is through a live, virtual visit with a farmer or rancher,” added Jordan Bartels, Texas Farm Bureau's Associate Director of Organization Division, Educational Outreach. “Depending on where students live, they might not realize that Texas grows so many crops and raises a variety of different animals.”
The Farm From School program is free to educators and includes the virtual visit and free materials to incorporate the topic into their classroom content.
CONTACT: Warren Conway, Chair, Department of Natural Resources Management, Davis College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 834-6579 or email@example.com
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