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PBS Preview - Devils With Dad, State Park Firefighters, Kangaroo Rats - #2920


Preview for the August 22-28 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2920. Find out where to watch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Preview - Desert Bighorn, Crappie Guys, Cooking Crappie - #2919


Preview for the August 15-21 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2919. Find out where to watch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Preview - Bat Noses, Mentored Hunt, Environmental Example - #2918


Preview for the August 8-14 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2918. Find out where to watch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Preview - Rookery Island, Fishing's Future Founder, Durable Design - #2917


Preview for the August 1-7 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2917. Find out where to watch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Preview - Bass Tracking, Lake Corpus Christi, Kemp's Ridley History - #2916


Preview for the July 25-31 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2916. Find out where to watch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Preview - Seeing Nature, Dutch Oven Cooks, Moving Bees - #2915


Preview for the July 18-24 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2915. Find out where to watch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Preview - Plains Playas, Bastrop State Park, Hang Ten - #2914


Preview for the July 11-17 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2914. Find out where to watch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Preview - Texas Freshwater Fishing - #2913


Preview for the July 4-10 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2913. Find out where to watch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Preview - A Diversity of Outdoor Careers - #2912


Preview for the June 27-July 3 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2912. Find out where to watch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Preview - Wildlife in the Lone Star State - #2911


Preview for the June 20-26 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2911. Find out where to watch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Preview - Explore Texas State Parks & Historic Sites - #2910


Preview for the June 13-19 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2910. Find out where to watch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Preview - Texas Paddling Trails - #2909


Preview for the June 6-12 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2909. Find out where to watch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Preview - Game Wardens Past & Present - #2908


Preview for the May 30-June 5 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2908. Find out where to watch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Preview - The Science of Wildlife - #2907


Preview for the May 23-29 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2907. Find out where to watch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS Preview - Fishing the Texas Coast - #2906


Preview for the May 16-22 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show, #2906. Find out where to watch: https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/tv/tvwhere.phtml

PBS SHOW - Finding Fortlandia, Caprocks Bison, Fort Parker, #2926


Program 2926, Air Dates April 4-10, 2021 & October 3-9, 2021 Finding Fortlandia, Caprocks Bison, Fort Parker Snake, Rattle & Roll Who doesn’t love a fort, fond memories of those carefree days as a kid? Well, we follow along as a bunch of first-time fort builders get together to build one from all recycled materials. This unique structure is part of the annual Fortlandia exhibit at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin Saving the Last of the Southern Plains Bison Caprock Canyons State Park holds the last remnants of pure Southern Plains Bison that exists in North America. Once numbering around 60 million, now there are around 300; the history of how they came to live at the state park, on their native historic land is a long one. Because of the hard work of a few individuals, these Bison live on. Fort Parker State Park Located along the Navasota River where the grasses of the Blackland Prairie meet the woodlands of the Post Oak Savannah, Fort Parker State Park offers a tranquil setting for camping, hiking, biking and fishing. There is a lot of history here, too. Located on what was once the town of Springfield, the park was built by the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s. Postcard From Texas Chill out on a rainy day at Davis Mountains State Park.

PBS SHOW - Lake Mineral Wells Trailway, Field to Fork, Razing Cane, #2925


Program 2925, Air Dates March 28-April 3, 2021 & September 26-October 2, 2021 Lake Mineral Wells Trailway, Field to Fork, Razing Cane Lake Mineral Wells Trailway Where trains once traveled, hikers and bikers now reign, on a protected pathway connecting Weatherford and Mineral Wells. Field to Fork…With a Little Help How do you get started if you want to hunt for the protein you eat? The Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation’s Mentored Hunts is a great place to start. We follow Noah Rudino, a health and nutrition enthusiast, as he hunts for the first time for his food. Razing Cane Texas Rivers and stream are under attack. The invasive Giant Reed threatens pretty much every river system in the state, but biologists are fighting back. We focus on the pristine Pedernales River and see what it takes to knock back this towering cane invader. Skill Builders: Safe Zone of Fire When hunting in a group, each hunter has a safe zone of fire. Find out how to determine where that safe zone is, and why it’s so important. Postcard From Texas Surfs up at the Packery Channel near Corpus Christi.

PBS SHOW - Becoming a Warden, Bee Searcher, Franklins Flying, #2924


Program 2924, Air Dates March 21-27, 2021 & September 19-25, 2021 Becoming a Warden, Bee Searcher, Franklins Flying Becoming a Texas Game Warden Zach Stephenson's mom didn't know the first thing about hunting, until she enrolled her son in Texas Parks and Wildlife's Youth Hunting programs. Little did she know, Zach's hunting experiences would lead to the game warden cadet school and a career in the outdoors. The Bee Searcher A North Texas researcher investigates the health of our most productive native pollinators, and how we might simply help them bee. Flying the Franklins Take to the skies and fly with the birds at Franklin Mountains State Park. With the right wind and a perfect place to launch this state park is prime territory when it comes to Paragliding. The Cup Crusaders A father and son, armed with a video camera, fight city litter, and raise awareness about the impacts of urban trash on water, fish, and wildlife. Postcard From Texas Sunset on the beach at Padre Island National Seashore is worth the wait.

PBS SHOW - Birding Passion, Collegiate Climbers, Oyster Shell Return, #2923


Program 2923, Air Dates March 14-20, 2021 & September 12-18, 2021 Birding Passion, Collegiate Climbers, Oyster Shell Return A Passion for Birds How does someone go from shy introvert to a highly respected field-guide? Sheila Hargis says birding and the birding community transformed her life by channeling her enthusiasm for ornithology onto others. Collegiate Climbers People have been climbing rocks since rocks were invented, but college climbing teams are a new thing. Meets some of the students on the national champion University of Texas club climbing team and see what it takes to excel at this demanding sport. Educating the Educators Children growing up in increasingly urban areas need to understand to role that wildlife plays in our world, but not all teachers know enough to teach it. ProjectWILD is empowering teachers with the lessons and activities they need to educate the next generation of wildlife stewards. Back to the Bay A unique recycling program is underway, and it’s helping our bays. By returning old oyster shells up and down the coast, many Texas reefs are on the rebound. Postcard From Texas A flat and arid landscape near Lubbock comes to life when seasonal playa lakes fill with water.

PBS SHOW - Bastrop's Back, Gator Hunt, Alligator Chili Relleno, #2922


Program 2922, Air Dates March 7-13, 2021 & September 5-11, 2021 Bastrop’s Back, Gator Hunt, Alligator Chili Relleno Bastrop, Back to Its Roots The restoration of Bastrop State Park after it was devastated by fire has the park returning to its very roots. In the 1930’s, the Civilian Conservation Corps restored the forest and built the roads, trails and buildings that made up the park. Now a new crew is helping with restoration and erosion control, supplying the park with the kind of labor and energy that only a corps of young people can. Texas Tussle, A Gator Hunt It’s a hot muggy afternoon in an east Texas marsh, and it’s time to hunt for alligators. We tag along with some lucky hunters that get a chance of a lifetime to hunt alligators at J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area. Wild Game Cooking: Alligator Ancho Chili Relleno Austin chef Jeff Martinez cooks up some Texas alligator with a south of the border twist. Discover his Gator Ancho Chili Relleno recipe. Postcard From Texas Sunrise at the Texas City Dike brings out several coastal birds to enjoy the morning.

PBS SHOW - Natural Connection, Blanco River Restoration, Fish Habitat, #2921


Program 2921, Air Dates February 28-March 6, 2021 & August 29-September 4, 2021 Natural Connection, Blanco River Restoration, Fish Habitat A Natural Connection From the brush country of South Texas to the mountains of West Texas, two women have outdoor pursuits as different as the landscapes. These two mothers, one a hunter, and the other a hiker, meet and share their interests, growing a friendship and deepening their appreciation of the outdoors. Blanco River Restoration Massive floods in 2015 destroyed much of the natural habitat along the Blanco River. Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists have been working with landowners along the river to help re-establish trees and grasses, and by educating locals about the importance of managing healthy river ecosystems that are more resilient to the effects of flooding. Fishing for Habitat Texas Parks and Wildlife Inland Fisheries staff and the Still Waters Bass Club placed 150 Christmas trees into Stamford Reservoir near Abilene to enhance angling opportunities on the lake. Bonham State Park Bonham State Park is small by Texas standards, but that’s what people like about it. It’s a great place to swim, hike, fish, and meet the neighbors. Postcard From Texas Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Devils River as it passes through the Devils River State Natural Area Del Norte Unit located in Val Verde County.

PBS SHOW - Devils With Dad, State Park Firefighters, Kangaroo Rats, #2920


Program 2920, Air Dates February 21-27, 2021 & August 22-28, 2021 Devils With Dad, State Park Firefighters, Kangaroo Rats Me, My Dad and the Devils A father and daughter take a paddling trip on the Devils River and make a movie about it. Well, she makes the movie and he does the paddling, but both have a great time. The Firefighters Now more than ever Texans realize the importance of skilled firefighters, as 2011 was one of the worst wildfire years on record. See what it takes to be on the frontlines as part of Parks and Wildlife’s Wildland Fire Team. Hop for the Future, Keeping the Texas Kangaroo Rat on the Map The range of a unique hopping rodent has dwindled to just a few areas near the Red River. Researchers are in a race to learn more about it before it disappears into the night. Postcard From Texas In the vast expanses of the Big Bend region of West Texas, feathery clouds float by rugged desert mountains in a day-long dance.

PBS SHOW - Desert Bighorn, Crappie Guys, Cooking Crappie, #2919


Program 2919, Air Dates February 14-20, 2021 & August 15-21, 2021 Desert Bighorn, Crappie Guys, Cooking Crappie Return of the Desert Bighorn Wildlife biologists in West Texas are returning Desert Bighorn Sheep to their historic habitat after being extirpated in the mid 1900s. Trapping and relocation techniques have changed over the years, but it’s still a lot of hard work for everyone involved. The Crappie Guys Meet Tommy Tidwell, a high school science teacher and part time crappie fishing guide. Tommy spends a lot of time helping anglers learn the finer points of crappie catching. Then there’s Mr. Crappie, Wally Marshall. Everything Wally does revolves around his favorite fish. Everything. Wild Game Cooking: Cooking Crappie Ok, so now you’ve got some crappie in the boat. It’s time to make ‘em into a tasty meal, frying style. Outdoor chef Tim Spice shows us how. Resaca de la Palma State Park With its 1,700 semi-tropical acres, Resaca de la Palma comprises the largest tract of native habitat in the World Birding Center network. Etched by the ancient curves of the Rio Grande River, this state park is a quiet birding retreat on the outskirts of the City of Brownsville. Postcard From Texas Hummingbirds feast at a feeder in suburban Austin.

PBS SHOW - Bat Noses, Mentored Hunt, Environmental Example, #2918


Program 2918, Air Dates February 7-13, 2021 & August 8-14, 2021 Bat Noses, Mentored Hunt, Environmental Example Watching for White Nose A deadly fungal disease killing millions of hibernating bats is spreading through North America, with Texas in its path. Learn what biologists and conservationists are doing to prevent the deadly White Nose Syndrome from affecting Texas bats. A Mentored Hunt Getting youth started in the heritage of hunting is great but what if you are an adult who’s interested in taking up the sport? Texas Parks and Wildlife now has “mentored hunts” to give grownups a taste of the outdoors from field to table. Remembering Dad Louis Stumberg was old-school; a hard worker, a no-nonsense businessman, and according to his sons, a great father. Mr. Stumberg was also a devoted environmentalist and rancher. How does a parent instill in their kids the commitment to protect and nurture their land? The Stumberg boys will show us with the examples set by their father. Postcard From Texas Listen to the waves and feel the breeze in the trees at Goose Island State Park.

PBS SHOW - Rookery Island, Fishing's Future Founder, Durable Design, #2917


Program 2917, Air Dates January 31-February 6, 2021 & August 1-7, 2021 Rookery Island, Fishing’s Future Founder, Durable Design Nurture the Nueces Several species of colonial water birds are on the decline in Texas and now work is underway to help them. In Nueces Bay, biologists are working to save eroding bird nesting islands. Fishing Hall of Fame: Shane Wilson Shane Wilson, of South Padre Island, is a retired public educator of 35 years and founder of the non-profit organization Fishing’s Future, which is devoted to strengthening family bonds through fishing. Fishing’s Future’s family fishing events have taken hundreds of thousands of Texans fishing in Texas alone and more than a million people fishing across their chapters reach. The Gulf Coast DesignLab Goes to Galveston Coastal state parks need durable, versatile structures, and design students need projects.  See what the Gulf Coast DesignLab at the University of Texas at Austin is building in parks along the coast. Postcard From Texas Balmorhea State Park is an unexpected desert oasis with its relaxing Cienega.