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A Talk on the Wild Side.

Free Series Brings Outdoors, Conservation Learning to Classrooms

Even if you can’t get out into the outdoors, you can still learn plenty about nature, thanks to Conservation Connect, the Service's online video series targeting young people. Each eight-minute episode highlights wildlife, careers and new technologies utilized to study and protect wild animals and the habitats on which they depend.  Students and teachers who tune into the live broadcast can ask us questions and chat with our biologists in real time.

The series starts tomorrow, October 21, and to get ready for next week’s Bat Week, the topic is bats and small mammals. To view the live broadcast, visit http://nctc.fws.gov/broadcasts, and come back every third Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. ET.


Native Texans: Rio Grande Silvery Minnows from Texas Stocked in Big Bend National Park

Rio Grande silvery minnow release
The Service's William Knight, Rueben Mendoza, Colby Crouse, Stewart Jacks, Cirilo Alonzo and Rene Guerra form the traditional "bucket line" to facilitate stocking Rio Grande silvery minnow at Big Bend National Park.

Texans love their state, and being a native, or “real,” Texan is a true badge of honor in the Lone Star State. We are hoping that it also helps Rio Grande silvery minnow, an endangered fish whose population in Texas is considered experimental and non-essential.