OUR 4 PROGRAMS
The Wildlife Photo Contest supports four programs
The Wildlife Photo Contest – Landowners partner with photographers to capture photographs of wildlife and habitat. Landowners and photographers share equally in the winnings. The resulting images provide appreciation of wildlife and its habitat, as well as public awareness of the importance of conservation. The biennial contests are open to landowners in the 21-county Coastal Bend. The photo contest provides landowners a glimpse into the economic and conservation rewards of nature photography, while showing them how this effort can prevent fragmentation of their land.
Wildlife in Focus books – Each book showcases winning images from the most recent photo contests. The books capture an intimate and artistic view of wildlife as seen through the eyes of photographers, allowing us to see beyond the ranch gates of Texas where our precious wildlife coexist in a habitat with humans. These world class photography books feature birds, mammals, insects, arachnids, reptiles, and amphibians, along with stunning sunrises and sunsets.
Traveling Benefactors Photo Exhibit – The traveling exhibit showcases winning images from the most recent photo contest. Throughout the 21 counties of the Coastal Bend, the exhibit has visited more than 100 libraries, museums, banks, schools, art centers, airports and festivals. In addition to these exhibits, we have an impressive permanent display at the Corpus Christi International Airport. Have you seen it?
Kritters 4 Kids – The elementary and middle school Kritters 4 Kids Environmental Education Program brings the vastness and variety of wildlife into the classroom. Wildlife in Focus books are combined with fun and educational curriculum guides that introduce students to native habitat and conservation. The Kritters 4 Kids program includes a set of 30 Wildlife in Focus books, Kritter Kards and curriculum guides to participating elementary and middle school classrooms. The guides, which are developed by teachers for teachers, meet the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) guidelines.