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Past, Present and Future of the Ogallala Aquifer

This program will present the past, present and future of the Ogallala Aquifer and its importance in the region. Students will learn the geologic history of the aquifer, how it formed and was filled. Also presented will be its discovery and the subsequent use of the aquifer by humans. Students will also have the opportunity to discuss the future of the aquifer and form their own thoughts on its continued use and preservation.


Shadows and Light: Texas Landscape Art

Students will visit the Texas Gallery and the Southwestern Gallery and explore how seasons and light influenced artists of Texas and the Southwest. We will discuss sun angles and shadow, as well as how artists had to understand natural science when painting landscapes. Students will participate in a science experiment, and then create their own Texas landscape.


The Poetry of Art

Students will visit Texas, Southwestern, or Foran Family Changing Galleries to view artworks and work on poetry. Students will present poems to class, and museum educator will lead class in discussion about artworks represented in poems written.


Abundant Wind Provides Water

4th grade lesson plan title People of the Plains Abundant Wind Provides Water.


Windmills in the West

Windmills in the West Lesson Plan for 7th grade.


Red River War Growth and Expansion

Guide your students in answering difficult questions about ownership of land and how the Red River War changed the lives of the Southern Plains tribes.
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