Kritters 4 Kids January 2008 Newsletter

AEP Texas Goes Wild for Beeville

We are proud to report that AEP Texas has generously sponsored six schools in Beeville to receive the Kritters 4 Kids Program.  That is really exciting!  Last year,  they sponsored six schools in Victoria.  Many thanks to Larry Jones for being a big fan of our Coastal Bend environmental education program.  Harold Ashley, Community Affairs Manager and Julio Reyes, Vice-President of External Affairs get stars in their crown as well.  AEP Texas continues to reach out and make a difference to students, teachers, schools, and ecosystems in the Coastal Bend.

The photograph of the common raccoon was taken by photographer Juan Bahamon, M.D.  
Landowner:  The Nature Conservancy/South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center - Shamrock Island Preserve


We are Thankful For Our Newest Angels

David and Becky Crow of Crow Ranches are sponsoring Goliad Primary School.
Thank you Gail & Bruce Hoffman and Wachovia for sponsoring Incarnate Middle Academy.


Kritters 4 Kids Deliveries In January

*Yeager Elementary School - sponsored by the LOTE program
*Seashore Middle Academy - sponsored by The Ed Rachal Foundation
*Incarnate Word Middle Academy - sponsored by Bruce & Gail Hoffman and Wachovia
*Shaw Elementary School - sponsored by the LOTE program

Follow up visits to schools include:
Windsor Park Elementary School, London ISD, Calk Elementary School


Calk Elementary Science Fair Day

Educational outreach in the community can be so much fun.  I was asked to be a judge at a science fair exhibit at Calk Elementary School on January 24th.  It really is exciting to see what students are learning in school about the environment and the world we live in.  There were fifteen judges and each of us had a criteria sheet to fill out.  I enjoyed my visit at Calk Elementary - the students, teachers, and adminstration are creating a learning environment that is fun, too!


Angel Wanted for The Boys and Girls Club of Corpus Christi

Is there an angel out there who would be interested in sponsoring a set of 20 Wildlife in Focus  photography books for this outstanding organization?  Founded in 1957, The Boys and Girls Club of Corpus Christi serves children, ages 6 through 18.  They are open after school, during school holidays, and all summer long offering parents a safe, well-supervised environment for their children.  They are first and foremost a safe haven for children.  At the The Boys and Girls Club children participate in programs and activities that together have a profound impact on their lives. 

I was talking with Amanda Martinez who volunteers at the Greenwood location, and I asked her if they had a library.  She said yes, and I thought how nice it would be if we could present them 20 Wildlife in Focus  photo books and 2 summer days of wildlife fun.

If you would like to be a sponsor for The Boys and Girls Club of Corpus Christi,  please give me a call at (361) 881-9633.  Together we can make great things happen!


Kritter Kamp is coming to Corpus Christi and Kingsville

Campers combine Science and Art to preserve and protect our local wildlife at Kritter Kamp

We want to thank our two Education Angels for their generosity in sponsoring Kritter Kamps this summer.  The King Ranch Family Trust is sponsoring a week long Kritter Kamp in Kingsville.  Here in Corpus Christi,  The Blanche Davis Moore Foundation is sponsoring a week long Kritter Kamp. 

Kritter Kamp will lead campers through an entertaining environmental education experience inspired by Science and Art.  We are scheduling dates now. 
         *Camp is limited to the first 20 students (ages 7-10) who have pre-registered.  
         *10 scholarships available. 
To reserve your spot at Kritter Kamp,  call 881-9316 for a registration form or click on


Quick Animal Fact

Can you name the only 2 countries in the world where alligators live in their natural habitats?
Photo by: Christina R. Kleberg, Womack Family Ranch

Answer:  The United States (we have plenty of alligators here)   and China (they live along the banks of the Yangtze River and are extremely endangered).  Source:  Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

For more information about alligators, click here


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