Texas is big — some 268,596 square miles worth of BIG! And, it is comprised of 11 natural regions that give the state tremendous biological and ecological diversity, which is a very good thing!
Ever wanted to find and explore those regions and learn about and experience their unique characteristics and flora and fauna?
Or, are you looking for a comprehensive guide with color illustrations and maps that will help you, your family and friends find a wide range of environmental and outdoor programs for people of all ages, including summer day camps, children's story time, nature arts and crafts, guided hikes and activities, family programs, handicap-accessible trails, courses for teachers and much more?
Ask, and you shall receive! We are very proud to bring you the Texas Nature and Environmental Centers Guide by Daniel W. Moulton, Ph.D.!
This 276-page guidebook not only will introduce you to Texas' 11 natural regions, it will tell you about 96 facilities across the state that offer a wide range of environmental and outdoor programs for every age.
ALSO PLEASE NOTE: Straight from Dan: The copies we have for you here at Pretty Things & Cool Stuff are MUCH better quality than you can get at that online place that is named after a river or warrior woman. Our copies are printed on higher quality paper AND the 224 photos are ALL in color — they are in black and white only at that other place.
There are nine color maps and 224 color photos, as well as Outdoor Adventure Tips (Dos and Don'ts) and an Environmental Primer in Texas Nature and Environmental Centers Guide. And, in addition to providing details about the landscape and flora and fauna of Texas' 11 natural regions, Moulton explains the impact of weather and man-made changes on each.
Quite simply, Texas Nature and Environmental Centers Guide is THE nature center travel guide for Texas, as well as a rich environmental education reference all in one easy-to-carry-along paperback.
So, what are you waiting for? Get one —or several for gifts — and get up-close-and-personal now with Mother Nature in Texas!
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is a wildlife ecologist and a Certified Wildlife Biologist by the Wildlife Society. He worked for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for more than 20 years, focused on wetland ecosystems all across Texas, but especially coastal wetlands. After he retired, Dan taught as an adjunct professor of environmental science and biology at universities in the Dallas area.
He has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Maryland Wildlife Administration. And, Dan holds a bachelor of arts in biology, a master's in wildlife ecology, and he is a Ph.D. in wildlife science. He also was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Minnesota.