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TCEQ Announces Partnership with Texas PBS and Take Care of Texas Program

Feb. 5, 2024 - Partnership to promote statewide conservation campaign

Contact: Laura Lopez

Phone: 512-239-5000

After Hrs: 512-239-5000

TCEQ’s Take Care of Texas program announced a new partnership with Texas PBS as part of a statewide awareness campaign about ways Texans can protect and conserve the people, places, and natural resources in our state.

Take Care of Texas and Texas PBS are partnering to promote awareness of conservation efforts in Texas through conservation tip videos featuring Chet Garner, host of PBS' The Daytripper, and educational units for Texas teachers available on PBS LearningMedia .

“We are excited about this partnership and the opportunity to work with our local PBS stations to let other Texans take the pledge to Take Care of Texas,” said Kierstan Schwab, Executive Director of Texas PBS. “This partnership is a great example of how Texas PBS stations use their local community reach to partner with state agencies ensuring Texans are informed about important topics such as conservation.”

Also, as part of the partnership, educational units, including free lesson plans and student worksheets, designed for Texas teachers will be available on PBS LearningMedia starting this month. The collection covers conservation topics related to air, water, and waste.

PBS LearningMedia offers free educational resources for PreK–12 educators and students, with a focus on enhancing educator practice and promoting equitable student learning. The collection on PBS LearningMedia, developed by Texas PBS, utilizes insights and data from TCEQ researchers and science communicators to provide science-based educational resources.

Overall, the partnership seeks to engage the community in conservation efforts, leveraging various media platforms to share information, stories, and educational resources about preserving Texas's natural beauty and resources.

Take Care of Texas is a statewide program of TCEQ that provides helpful information on Texas’ successes in environmental protection and encourages all Texans to take the pledge to keep our air and water clean, conserve water and energy, and reduce waste.

For more information about Take Care of Texas and to take the pledge go to:

About Texas PBS

The mission of Texas PBS is to build a vibrant public broadcasting platform throughout Texas by cultivating financial resources for local affiliates, spearheading collaborations among stations, illuminating public issues through relevant program content, and advocating for policies that support robust public media.

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