Deep in the Heart K-12 Student Learning Resources Now Available

Deep in the Heart is the first blue-chip wildlife documentary ever produced about our beloved Texas. The film celebrates our many conservation success stories while showcasing some of our most important ecological issues through the eyes of wildlife and wild places. The feature-length film begins in the high plains and peaks of West Texas, flows through diverse ecoregions along our many river systems, and concludes along the bays and estuaries of the Gulf of Mexico. Deep in the Heart aims to inspire Texans to conserve our remaining wild places, to show the connectivity of water and wildlife, and to recognize Texas’ conservation importance on a continental scale.

Clips of the American Bison, Black Bear, Texas Gulf Coast, and Guadalupe Bass are now available for educational use to connect students to Texas’s unique environments, inspire awe in the natural beauty of our state, and lead to actions that support conservation. Each video includes 4 TEKS and NGSS-aligned lessons for K-12 teachers and students. Lessons include directions for the teacher, student documents in English and Spanish, and English and Spanish PowerPoint files. Access the Deep in the Heart learning resources here:

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