The program is called Kritters 4 Kids.
Kritters 4 Kids is an environmental education (science) program designed to teach students the importance of conserving and preserving our local wildlife, their habitats and related ecosystems.
Each school receives a classroom set of 30 Wildlife in Focus books and a professionally developed curriculum guide delivered to the elementary or middle school science classes of your choice.
The curriculum guide meets the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Guidelines (TEKS) and was developed by a teacher, for teachers.
The books and program are being donated the school by Sue Carter in memory of her aunt, Martha Butler.
She would have loved these books and the program for the school children.
“I can only hope the children involved in this program can gain a deeper appreciation for the wonders of nature and the outdoors” said Carter
Butler was head of the Port Arthur Jefferson Science department and her love was biology.
In 1977 Martha was named Outstanding Wildlife Conservationist by the Karnes-Goliad Soil and Water Conservation District.
She died in 1989 and her nieces and nephews have inherited the land she worked so hard to preserve and develop for both wildlife and ranching and family fun
According to Ms. Young Kritters 4 Kids is taught by the Science or biology teacher in grade levels K-5 and Grades 6-8 using two separate curriculum guides.
The students learn that the vastness and variety of wildlife and habitat in Texas are being threatened by urbanization and helps them to reach a new understanding of the role each of us has in co-existing with and preserving wildlife and habitat.
The Kritters 4 Kids program is underwritten by charitable organizations which are interested in preserving our environment, protecting wildlife, and educating our children.
If you would like more information about the Kritters 4 Kids program you can contact Patti Young at (361)881-9316 or visit http://www.wildlifephotocontest.com/kritters4kids .