Texas high schoolers learn about the East Texas environment first-hand
Tyler, TX (KETK) — High school students from across the state will spend a week at Camp Tyler learning about East Texas nature first hand.
All week, these students will get hands on experience from wildlife professionals, as they get a chance to experience the always fun East Texas weather.
For around twenty years, the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society has been hosting this camp in different parts of the state, and this year they have come to East Texas.
During the week, these students will learn about plant identification, wildlife ethics, and land stewardship.
They will also get a chance to head out in the canoes, and for many it will the first time they have ever learned how to properly shoot a gun.
All of the students have a strong interest in learning more about nature, with some of them planning to major in wildlife studies in college.
And camp director Michelle Wood-Ramirez says that camps like this take the education in the classroom to another level.
At the end of the week, the students will have presentations for their parents, and Wildlife Society directors, to show them just how beneficial this week in the woods has been.