Kritters 4 Kids October Events
Jennifer McClaren Wildlife Educator

Wow - I had fun on my birthday. October 4th was "Learning in the Field", a workshop for science teachers organized by The Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program. Twenty nine science teachers from all over the Coastal Bend Area spent the morning at Packery Channel Park, participating in hands-on lessons that they could take back to their classrooms to teach to their students. The Texas State Aquarium, US Fish and Wildlife,Texas A & M University and other organizations put on a fantastic training day for teachers. I presented a learning module called"Create a Fresh Water Ecosystem". That afternoon we went to Texas A&M University-CC for an afternoon of creating lesson plans and sharing ideas with the teachers. http://www.wildlifephotocontest.com/kritters4kids


Monarch Madness on The Fennessey Ranch


October 26th was Monarch Madness Day on the Fennessey Ranch. More than 300 students from seven schools in the Coastal Bend Area participated in learning about our local wildlife and habitats. The event was funded with a grant from the Texas Learning Computation Center at the University of Houston. Kritters 4 Kids presented "Wildlife Trivia" and other agencies participating included US Fish and Wildlife, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and The Texas State Aquarium. The weather was perfect and everyone had a great day!


Thank you cards are still pouring in


The month of October just flew by. Kritters 4 Kids presentations were made in Kingsville, Calallan, Port O'Connor, Seadrift, Ben Bolt, and San Diego. Many thanks to our Angels for Education who made those presentations possible.

Julie Findley, Elementary teacher at Olson Elementary in Port Aransas writes "Thank you for the great presentation and wonderful books. The students and I are so excited!" After the Kritters 4 Kids presentation at Olson Elementary, students wrote thank you notes and included illustrations, too. We also received thank you notes from students at Point Comfort Elementary School, thanking us for the presentation we did there in September.




Click on the link below to read an article in The South Jetty about Kritters 4 Kids.

http://www.portasouthjetty.com/news/2007/1004/island_youth/033.html


Kritters 4 Kids Angels for Education

Adler Family
AEP Texas
B.C. and Addie Brookshire Kleberg County Charitable Trust
Lou and Robin Carter Family Foundation
Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program
Coastal Bend Community Foundation
Corpus Christi Electric
Corpus Christi Police Officers Association
Haysam Dawod, DDS,PA
The James R. Dougherty Foundation
Robert J. & Helen C. Kleberg Foundation
The Trull Foundation
Gail and Bruce Hoffman
King Ranch Family Trust
Kiwanis Club of Corpus Christi
Leatrice Koch
JoAnne Kroll
Amy Shelton McNutt Charitable Trust
Blanche Davis Moore Foundation
Charles Moore, DDS
Don & Michelle Orcutt
Ed Rachal Foundation
Rotary Club of Corpus Christi
Rotary Club of Port Aransas
Dorothy Spann
South Texas Dairy Queen
Valero Energy Corporation
Harvey Weil Sportsman Conservationist Fund
Wildlife Conservation & Rehabilitation Club-TAMU-CC
Oshman Family Foundation
Beeville Rotary Club
Port Lavaca - Calhoun County Board of Realtors



Many thanks to all our Angels for Education
Coastal Bend Wildlife Education Habitat Program In 711 N Carancahua, Ste 120 Corpus Christi TX 78475