Texas PBS joins TCEQ to Take Care of Texas

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality ANNOUNCES
Partnership with Texas PBS to TAKE CARE OF TEXAS

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Take Care of TexasAUSTIN, TEXAS, February 5, 2024 – Texas PBS announced a new partnership with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program to build awareness for 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 in February. 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 the 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:
takecareoftexas.org.