Texas Brigades

From its beginnings as a single camp focused on quail, Texas Brigades has expanded to include 6 different wildlife topics across the state: Bobwhite, Buckskin, Bass, Ranch, Waterfowl, and Coastal. This wildlife-focused, 5-day leadership development program is available to youth ages 13 to 17. Campers will learn about habitat management, conservation, and ecology while developing communication skills and a land ethic.

Texas 4-H

Local 4-H programs offer a variety of projects that promote youth development, including projects related to range and wildlife stewardship. Kids in grades 3-12 can participate in Texas 4-H, while kids in grades K-2 can be Clover Kids. Projects vary by county so be sure to check with your county Extension office to learn the options near you.

Texas Children in Nature (TCiN)

A program designed by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, TCiN is a grassroots network of over 300 partner organizations and individuals. The goal of TCiN is to connect children and families with nature in Texas to promote health and well-being. Local activities and events can be found at

Youth Birding

West Texas: Join the West Texas Young Birders in learning about bird identification, birding basics, avian ecology, migration, and more through a variety of fun events. This group is open to youth ages 8-18.
Our next event will be at the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center in the spring.
Find event postings and reminders on Instagram @tamuagrilife.wildlife.swtx.

Central Texas: Central Texas Young Birders Club

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