Texas Aquatic Science is a cooperative education project sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife, The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University. Texas Aquatic Science was modeled after the Missouri Department of Conservation‘s (MDC) curriculum, Conserving Missouri’s Aquatic Ecosystems.
Project Directors were Rudolph Rosen and Nancy Herron. Texas Aquatic Science was authored, adapted, and edited by Rudolph Rosen, Ph.D., who also designed the Texas Aquatic Science web site. Sandra Johnson, Ph.D. served as educational consultant and authored the accompanying Teacher Guide. Videos were produced by Randall Maxwell. Nancy Herron, Outreach and Education Director for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, provided leadership direction and review of the text and scripts, and Caleb Harris, TPWD aquatic education specialist, provided primary review of the educational content. Wes Tunnell, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Harte Research Institute provided special assistance on marine ecosystem science.
We wish to acknowledge the generous partnership of the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), most specifically Mike Huffman, Regina Knauer, Jack Woodhead, Elaine Callaway, Melanie Carden-Jessen, and Mary Scott for their contribution, support for the project, and permission to use and adapt MDC text and materials in the production of Texas Aquatic Science.
Additional contributors and reviewers include Timothy Birdsong, David Bradsby, Lisa Brown, Valerie Bugh (larvalbug.com), Ron Coley, Luci Cook-Hildreth, Corpus Christi Caller Times, Kiki Corry, Shannon Davies, Kelly Drinnen, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Carolyn Chipman Evans, Chase Fountain, Stephan Magnelia, Dakus Geeslin, Mary Gomillion, Denise Gordon, Sharla Gutierrez, Jennifer Idol (the Underwater Designer), The In-Fisherman, Ron Kabele, Allison Knight, Gordon Linam, Cindy Loeffler, Stephan Magnelia, Jennifer Mandel Buratti, Karen Marks, Sam Massey, Randall Maxwell, Kevin Mayes, Captain Mike McBride, Larry McKinney, Heather Millar, Meredith Miller, Warren Pullich, Steve Quinn, Shelly Rosen, Margaret Russell, Olivia Sanchez, Andrew Sansom, Lindsay Sansom, Donna Shaver, Kris Shipman, Patt Sims, Cappy Smith, Lee Smith, Jessica Snyder, Greg Southard, Gail Sutton, Brenda Templeton, Travis Tidwell, Jace Tunnell, Emily Warren, Terry Wendland, Donna Work, Scott Yaich, and Brian Van Zee.
The partners are committed to connecting young Texans to the natural world through inquiry based, experiential learning, and support of outdoor recreation and industries.
© Copyright 2013 by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University; and The Hart Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Non-Commercial/Educational Use: The information, drawings, photos and/or other content on this website can be used for “noncommercial and/or educational” purposes as long as they are not reproduced for sale or presented as original works. Credit lines must be maintained if already displayed on this website. Reproduced information that is utilized verbatim should be credited as follows: “Information courtesy of Texas Aquatic Science partners: Texas Parks and Wildlife, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies.”