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Stay up-to-date on operations adjustments and temporary closure of TPWD offices, state parks, recreation facilities and water access points due to COVID-19. Please follow guidance from local authorities, Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services.

TPWDiscover Distance Learning:
Increase public awareness of Texas natural and cultural resources.
All interactive and non-interactive programs will be recorded for your convenience.

For more information, you can email us at TPWDistance Learning

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TPWDiscover Distance Learning

What is Distance Learning? 

Through Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's TPWDiscover distance learning programs, students can virtually connect with agency experts to learn about the natural and cultural resources found in Texas.

What is Distance Learning? 

To view upcoming events, click the "Events" tab on the Connect2Texas website and search for "Texas Parks and Wildlife Department" or check the "Online Events" section on the TPWD calendar.TPWD staff member in a distance learning session about sharks.


Some programs require registration. If the program is posted on Connect2Texas, you will be required to create a free Connect2Texas account.

For live programs, registration closes one week before the program date.

Although Connect2Texas is a network of Texas-base content providers, out-of-state schools are encouraged to register.

TPWD employee with a handful of drum fingerlings before being released into the Laguna Madre.

Program Types

Interactive: Registration for an interactive program means that your students will be able to speak directly to the presenter in real time.

Non-Interactive: Groups who register as non-interactive will be able to view the program as its happening live but will be unable tointeract with presenter. Cameras and microphones will be disabled.

Webinar: Similar to Non-Interactive programs, attendees will be muted and cameras will be disabled, but we will utilize polls, a Q&A box, and other techniques to keep students engaged.

Recording: Can't join us for a live program? Register to receive a recording to view at your convenience. You can also browse our catalog of recorded videos on YouTube.