A multi-media module consisting of a display (see photo), CD-Rom, lesson plans, videos and testing materials to teach urban youth about wildlife conservation and management using urban examples.
- Demonstrate the overall role of wildlife conservation and importance of natural resources management
- Increase awareness of urban wildlife species and appropriate management strategies
- Provide teaching resources that meet Texas essential knowledge and skills (TEKS)
- Enhance computer literacy
As a 4-H school enrichment program, this module will be coordinated with school campuses by County Extension Agents
- International Paper Foundation
- Renewable Resources Extension Act – CSREES
- Smith County Soil and Water Conservation District
- United States Fish and Wildlife Service
City Critters is the fourth in a series of wildlife and fisheries school enrichment modules supported by funding by the sponsors listed above. These modules include “The White-tailed Deer” that debuted in 1992 and has reached over 12,000 third graders increasing their knowledge by 65%, “Wildlife Success Stories and Endangered Species” debuted in 1993 and has reached over 30,000 third graders increasing their knowledge by 35% and “Something’s Fishy” debuted in 1996 reaching over 22,000 fourth graders increasing their knowledge by 44%.