Lifelong Learning Programs
Conant Lecture Series
The Roger Conant
Distinguished Lecturer Series
Andrew Sansom, Ph.D.
October 10, 2017
Crowley Theater, Marfa, TX
“The Worth of Water”
Andrew Sansom is one of Texas’ leading conservationists. He is a former Executive Director of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Executive Director of the Texas Nature Conservancy. For his commitment to the management and protection of natural resources, Dr. Sansom is a recipient of the Chevron Conservation Award, The Chuck Yeager Award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, The Pugsley Medal from the National Park Foundation, the Seton Award from the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nature Conservancy. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of Austin College and Texas Tech University.
Dr. Sansom has dedicated his life to environmental conservation. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the Texas Historical Foundation, Bat Conservation International, KLRU Public Television in Austin, The National Audubon Society, The Institute of Nautical Archaeology and The Texas Travel Industry Association, to name a few organizations.
His published works have appeared in Texas Monthly, The Texas Observer, Houston City Magazine, Politics Today, Texas Highways, Texas Parks and Wildlife and Texas Town and City. He is the author of five books, Texas Lost, Texas Past, Scout the Christmas Dog, Water In Texas and Southern Plains Bison, Resurrection of the Lost Texas Herd.
Andrew Sansom now serves as Research Professor of Geography and Executive Director of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University where he coordinates university policy and research related to freshwater resources, manages the headwaters of the San Marcos River; administers the most extensive freshwater environmental education program in Texas; and supervises the training and coordination of more than 1000 volunteer water monitors in rivers and streams throughout the State.
Take a Visit to
the Bird Blind Bird
We are excited about the completion of our new Bird Blind, and want to get everyone excited about birding. The Bird Blind is open and accessible during regular Nature Center hours.It features an enclosed shelter, additional side screens for photography, and a 30' long, solar powered water feature.
We offer guided Bird Walks throughout the year. Please check with us at the Visitor Center for scheduled dates or call 432-364-2499.
Volunteering to Assist with
School Programs Leads to
Throughout the year, we offer learning opportunities for our school-age students with programs created for Grades 1-8, plus a summer Critter Camp for Pre-K and Kinder.
Bugs, Bugs, Bugs. 2nd/3rd Grades
Living Things, 1st Grade
Bird Sleuth, 7th/8th Grades
Critter Camp, Pre-K, Kinder
The Earth Rocks, 5th Grade
Herp Day, 4th Grade
Each station has specific learning objectives relating to the program theme. We have all of the lessons mapped out and ready for you--the volunteer--to present. It's fun! It's rewarding! And, we promise, you, too, will have fun learning.
For more information, please call the Nature Center at 432-364-2499, ext. 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on these programs please contact email@example.com or 432-364-2499