National Parks Conservation Association: Civic Voice Workshop Lessons



For 30 years, TreeFolks has served the Central Texas region by empowering communities through the care and planting of trees. Since 1989, TreeFolks has planted over 2.5 million trees through parks and streambanks in the Austin area, home delivery of free trees, and urban-wildland interface forest restoration after natural disasters in Bastrop and Hays Counties. Like John Covert Watson, their vision to protect and conserve the natural environment in Central Texas will have a lasting effect on both the community at large and the natural environment for hundreds of years. Their emphasis on...

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Trevor Hance, Round Rock ISD

Trevor Hance has helped transform Laurel Mountain Elementary school into and Environmental Education wonderland! With its unique location and proximity to several acres of a Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, Trevor and the teachers of Laurel Mountain have embraced the opportunities to bring the classroom outside multiple times and days throughout the school week. Trevor has also worked with numerous private and public partners to expand the outdoor learning environments at the school. In addition to the school’s Preserve, there is a Grove filled with hammocks for reading, and a newly...

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Charlton Perry, St. Stephen's Episcopal School

For over 20 years, Charlton has been an innovator at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School. He teaches in the History Department and runs the Devils Canyon Wilderness Program, where students go mountain biking, caving, canoeing and rock climbing. Additionally, he plans trips to Mustang Island for the 7th graders, and heads way out West with the 8th graders to adventure in Big Bend. Throughout the year, Charlton also organizes conservation work projects with the city for students to engage in restoration of local parks and preserves. Through these wilderness-based activities he has developed,...