Outreach and Education Committee

Wednesday, 9:00 a.m., November 6, 2002


Committee Agenda Item No. 2
Exhibit A

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TPWD Program Assessment

GENERAL DESCRIPTION     CONSISTENCY DUPLICATION       COST EFFECTIVE   EFFECTIVELY MEASURED
Program General Description Date or Frequency Division Consistency with Mission or Goals (from the Natural Agenda) Geographic Location Target Audience Timing Non-TPWD Programs Staff Hours Spent Audience Count Ratio Staff Hours/ Audience # LBB, Natural Agenda or Other Measure
Coastal Fisheries Presentations Consist of presentations; hands-on demonstrations; field trips; & fishing clinics to schools, community service organizations, and special needs organizations. These are designed to make audience aware of coastal issues and information, and to encourage further activitiy by the audience members. Presence at hunting, fishing and boating shows to outreach to hunting, fishing and outdoor enthusiast constituents. 350 CF M4; M5; G1; G2; G3 Coastal communities adjacent to field offices, and Austin HQ. General, students under 17, college students, anglers and boaters, conservation group members Year-round, either scheduled by Staff, or by request. 1. Univ. Tx MSI 2. Texas A&M Galv 2114.5 24670 0.09  
SeaCenter and Hatchery programs Consist of presentations; hands-on demonstrations; field trips; & fishing clinics to schools, community service organizations, and special needs organizations. 306 CF M4; M5; G1; G2; G3 Lake Jackson; Houston and vicinity General, students under 17, college students, anglers and boaters, conservation group members Year-round, either scheduled by Staff, or by request.   10000 64000 0.16  
Texas Wildlife Expo Annual hands-on fewstival of outdoor recreation with an empasis on conservation, safety and game and fish laws 1 COM G1; G2         23715 44000 0.54  
Fishing Programs and Events Fishing and aquatic education activities at community events, special programs, school 358 IF M4; G1; G2;G3         4000 116785 0.03  
TFFC programs Consist of presentations; hands-on demonstrations; field trips; & fishing clinics to schools, community service organizations, and special needs organizations. 306 IF M4; M5; G1; G2; G3         24000 55000 0.44  
Game Warden Presentations Public programs and events (schools, clubs, org., etc.) including Operation Game Thief crimestoppers program. 3,399 LE M1;M2;G3 Statewide User and Non-Users, as requested Year-Round     223,427 0.00  
Angler Ed: events Fishing and aquatic education activities at community events, special programs, school presentations, etc.   RP M4; G1;G3         4000 10000 0.40  
Angler Ed: Jr/M Angler Training Introductory and intermediate fishing skill education   RP M4; G1;G4         4000 10000 0.40  
Aquatic WILD Train-the-Trainer educator workshop in aquatic ecology 21 teacher workshops RP G2;G3         2000 11880 0.17  
Boater Ed: Certification Mandatory safety certification training for boaters 881courses RP M5;G2;G3         8000 10253 0.78  
Boater Ed:Jr Boater Hands-on activities promoting boating safety; encouraging participation   RP M5;G2;G3         4000 11141 0.36  
Coastal Expo Hands-on activities through special events to schools at public locations (malls, etc.) teaching coastal ecology and fishing skills 3 RP M4;G2;G3         4000 1000 4.00  
Hunter Education: Certification Mandatory safety certification training for hunters 4100 courses RP M3;G2;G3         24000 33000 0.73  
Hunter Education: Events Hands-on activities promoting hunting and shooting sports 98 RP M3;G1;G2         2000 14500 0.14  
Hunter Education: Five Stand Mobile sporting clays stations set up at schools, special events to promote shooting sports and gun safety 45 RP M3;G1;G2         2000 10800 0.19  
Hunter Education: Virtual Hunting School Program Mobile unit for schools with hands-on computer-based simulation with special gun or bow promoting safe hunting and shooting sports 60 RP M3;G1;G2         2000 10100 0.20  
Live Webcasts Thematic live broadcasts over the web to schools; includes educational packets mailed to teachers; Q&A with content experts 3 RP M1;M2;G2;G3         1400 37650 0.04  
Natural Classroom: Teacher Teacher internship and mentoring by TPWD staff; Teachers incorporate new skills in the classroom 1 RP M1;M2;G2;G3         260 6 43.33  
Outdoor Kids Recognition program to encourage youth to try something new and learn new skills in nature, culture/history and recreation; encourages adult mentoring ongoing RP M3;M4;M5;G2         2000 12000 0.17  
Outdoor Woman Outdoor skills training via non-threatening workshops and special events 12 RP M3;M4;M5;G2         6000 1000 6.00  
Outreach Coordination Recruitment and internal coordination program in four urban regions: Houston, D-FW; San Antonio and Austin 50 RP M3;M4;M5;G2         14000 26000 0.54  
Project WILD Train-the-Trainer educator workshop in wildlife ecology 99 RP M1;M2;G2;G3         2000 2300 0.87  
Youth Camps Operation of Parrie Haynes Youth Ranch and coordination with PAL Ranch to offer hunting, fishing, boating and other recreation skill and safety training for youth; offer special youth hunts 70 RP M1;M2;G1;G2;G3         8000 9000 0.89  
Buffalo Soldiers   ongoing SP M2;G2 various under servd annual   4,000 100,000 0.04 new audiences
Community Outdoor Outreach Program (grants) Outreach and educational programs by community groups made possible through TPWD grants program 728 SP M1;M2;G1;G2;G3         4000 85464 0.05  
Nimitz Syposium   1/yr. SP cultural heritage nimitz general, Sept   300 1,000 0.30 core mission
San Jacinto   1/yr. SP cultural heritage s. jacinto general, april   100 300 0.33 core mission
Master Naturalist: Training Volunteer training and education in natural resources and interpretation; requires continuing education and annual volunteer service 236 WL M1;M2;M5;G1;G2;G3         2,000 1,000 2.00  
Master Naturalist: Service Volunteer service (outreach) for Texas public 150 WL M1;M2;G2;G3         0 50,000 0.00  
Nature Trackers Volunteer training and education for natural resource monitoring. 76 WL M1;M2;G2;G3         920 3,066 0.3  
Wildlife and Wildlife Ecology Presentations* Off-site, interpretive and educational presentations by field staff 1,147 WL M1, M3, M5 statewide includes full range of users annually     81,169   G1, G2, G3
                         
  * Does not include site presentations, Expo, technical guidance, newspaper articles, one-on-one contacts.                      
                         
TPWD Mission                  
M1 Manage and conserve natural resources                  
M2 Manage and conserve cultural resources                  
M3 Provide hunting opportunities                  
M4 Provide fishing opportunities                  
M5 Provide outdoor recreation                  
TPWD Natural Agenda Goals                  
G1 Strengthen traditional services for core constituencies such as hunters, anglers, park visitors and other outdoor enthusiasts by improving habitat and access to outdoor areas and maintaining quality and safety                  
G2 Reach new constituencies through natural and cultural resource education, outreach programs and increasing recreational opportunities                  
G3 Protect fish and wildlife resources and habitat and manage natural and cultural heritage through promoting compliance and minimizing adverse human impact                  

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