Dip Into Texas Waters

This educational trunk will help the formal or informal educator and students of all ages learn about:

  • water basics
  • the role and function of water in Texas by exploring aquatic ecosystems, including the plants and animals associated with these habitats
  • water conservation and stewardship


    • activities designed to be used inside, outside and may include field investigations
    • variety of fun, hands-on activities and resources
    • background information for the teacher/leader
    • field equipment
    • posters, CDs and DVDs are also included
    • may be used individually or to supplement existing programs and curriculum

    The resource section of the handbook includes:

    • Maps
    • River and Aquifer Information
    • children’s reading list
    • instructions on how to build hydrogeology models and rain barrels.

    Trunk Locations:

    City  Contact  Phone
    Abilene John Lineweaver, Region XIV -Education Service Center 325-675-8667
    Athens Kate Barkalow, Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center 903-670-2266
    Austin Robert Ramirez, TPWD Headquarters 512-389-4528
    College Station Heather Prestridge, Tx Cooperative Wildlife Collection  979-845-5783
    Dickinson Greg Akins, TPWD 281-534-0123
    El Paso Lois Balin, TPWD 915-774-9603
    Fort Worth Laura Veloz, Forth Worth Nature Center 817-392-7413
    Fredericksburg Tara Humphreys, TPWD 830-792-7509
    Grand Prairie Keira Quam, Education Specialist - North Texas 972-263-0427 (office)
    469-644-2705 (state cell)
    Lake Jackson Sea Center Texas 979-292-0100, x224
    Pilot Point Mindy Shumate, Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle Du Bois Unit 940-686-2148
    San Angelo Jarrett Miller, TPWD 325-947-2687 
    San Antonio Judit Green, TPWD
    Jessica Alderson, TPWD

    Tyler Katie Raney, TPWD 903-466-0535
    Waco Karen Watson, TPWD 254-867-6458
    Weslaco Jose Uribe, TPWD 956-565-3919
    Wichita Falls Joey Hendrix, TPWD 940-528-2211