Texas Waters: Exploring Water and Watersheds

With the Texas Waters curricCover of Texas Waters curriculumulum, we want to inform and educate Texans about the most precious natural  resource Texas possesses, its water. Many challenges face our state concerning water, particularly in our aquatic habitats, the water for wildlife.  Texas Parks and Wildlife values the natural and cultural resources of Texas and we want there to always be drinkable, swimmable, and fishable waters in our great State. 

This curriculum will allow Texans to obtain advanced training, become certified as a Texas Waters Specialist, and give back to their community by performing volunteer service in aquatic areas such as:

  • Conservation - establishing rain gardens, updating backyard and community infrastructure, representing water law, or participating in storm drain marking
  • Ecology - improving aquatic ecosystems, bioindicator species monitoring, or aquifer recharge/karst feature flagging and clearing
  • Education - leading aquatic activities at fairs, festivals, events, or field trips for schools, scouts, and general public
  • Stewardship - improving aquatic habitats through invasive species removal and restoration, water quality monitoring, or clean ups

Texas Waters Curriculum 

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For free hard copy of the Texas Waters: Exploring Water and Watersheds (paid for by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Sport Fish Restoration grant)

  • Master Naturalist: contact your Chapter VMS coordinator or president. If your Chapter is out of books, contact ConservationEdu@tpwd.texas.gov for a box of books (24) to be sent to a Chapter representative for dispersal.
  • General public: send your name and full address (including zip code) to ConservationEdu@tpwd.texas.gov


Texas Waters program is supported by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through the Sport Fish Restoration Program funds.

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