RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – Richard Moore is partnering with the Brownsville Independent School District in a unique outreach project to bring the Rio Grande Valley’s natural heritage into the classroom. It begins this coming weekend with a special presentation.
Deep South Texas is one of the most historically rich and biologically diverse regions in the world.
Nestled along the border just across the Rio Grande from Mexico, with the Gulf of Mexico to the east and vast swaths of historic ranch country stretching to the north and west, this tip of Texas landscape is home to an astonishing 1,200 types of plants, some 700 vertebrate creatures, including more than 525 species of birds and 330 plus kinds of butterflies and counting.
Over the years I have produced a dozen documentaries on this remarkable region, and a copy of each documentary is given to every school library in Region 1 totaling some 650 schools.
Now, the Brownsville Independent School District and I are entering into an exciting new partnership.
Dr Greg Garcia Grants Department BISD, “I hope everyone in the Brownsville area here in South Texas can tune into KBSD. Find out how Richard Moore is going to be impacting our classrooms over the next couple of years. Our partnership is to bring nature and natural history into our classrooms.”
They will be airing one of my most recent documentaries, “Caesar Kleberg Father of Wildlife Conservation in Texas,” this weekend, May 4th, on their district channel KBSD with more documentaries to follow.
Dr. Greg Garcia Grants Department BISD, “Yes, we are trying to bring in your nature videos so that we can show them to our kids Pre-K thru 12. They can be integrated into our science classes, history classes. We feel that by doing an introductory viewing this Saturday at 10 am and 7 pm, and announcing to the public what we are showing, that will help us get the other videos going as well.”
More interactive projects are being planned. Including live presentations and hands on learning.