We are excited to announce that Shell has funded the following education programs: Thank you Shell Deer Park!
- Student Prairie Programs $ 10,000.00
- Teacher Education Workshops $10,000.00
- Adult Education Programs $ 5,000.00
- Prairie Field Trips $ 15,000.00
- Girls Summer Camp $ 15,000.00
We are still looking for funding for the Prairie Art Contest and Evening Education Programs.
Della Barbato – Director of Education Deer Park Prairie
North American Prairie Conference
June 5 – Della Barbato, Director of Education, co-facilitated an education workshop at the NAPC with Jaime Gonzales titled Prairie 101 – Teaching City-Slickers about Prairies through School Lessons, Pocket Prairies, Storytelling and Technology. I asked Rhonda Burrow from Katy High School to discuss her experiences building a one-acre pocket prairie on her campus. Workshop topics discussed: NPAT and history, Deer Park Prairie and history, my student and adult education programs, connecting the ecosystem to belief and value systems, teaching audiences about themselves and where they live, connecting to neighborhoods, building pocket prairies with signage to educate and a name that connects with them, and building the Katy HS Pocket Prairie.
Check out a new section of this website. NPAT’s Education Director Della Barbato will be blogging up-to-date news of the Deer Park Prairie Education Program in our new DPP Education News section.
This section can also be accessed by hovering over the top menu “Shell Funds DPP Education” tab. Then click the DPP Education News in the drop down section.
As part of the North American Prairie Conference, the Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) with supported from Shell is sponsoring a Prairie Art Contest for students from grades 6-12. If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Della is NPAT’s Education Director.