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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Fischer Park Nature Center Receives Aquatic Science Certification

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Fischer Park Nature Education Center has been named a Texas Aquatic Science (TAS) Certified Field Site by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2020

CONTACT: Sonja Mlenar, Recreation Supervisor
1946 Monarch Way

        New Braunfels, TX 78130
830-221-4375
fischer@nbtexas.org 


Fischer Park Nature Education Center Certified as a Texas Aquatic Science Field Site

New Braunfels, TX- The Fischer Park Nature Education Center has been named a Texas Aquatic Science (TAS) Certified Field Site by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. “This certification adds a credential for our field trip offerings that benefits teachers who will be able to count on a Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) aligned educational materials both in and out of the classroom,” Recreation Supervisor Sonja Mlenar said.

Texas Aquatic Science is a comprehensive TEKS-aligned aquatic science curriculum that examines waterways across Texas, from headwaters to the ocean.  Coordinating activities offered at Fischer Park are available for Kindergarten through 12th grade students including fishing and macroinvertebrate identification in water samples from the Fischer Park ponds.  “A hands-on field trip at Fischer Park is not only educational, it’s also fun and has a lasting effect on students,” Mlenar said.  Fischer Park offers field trips for schools, homeschoolers, scouts, and any group of 10 or more individuals.  To book a field trip or private group tour at Fischer Park call 830-221-4375 or email Fischer@nbtexas.org

The TAS curriculum and resources, including videos and teacher guides, are available for free online at www.texasaquaticscience.org. 


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