Time to explore Texas The red, white, and blue of the Texas State Flag represent bravery, purity and loyalty. Texas State Motto FriendshipImages courtesy http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/ unlessnoted on the slide
The goal of this presentation is for students Become familiar with the different Texas Regions Become familiar with Texas Symbols Slogan to help reduce littering on Texas roadways
Let’s Travel through Texas Region by Region Image courtesy http://www.allacrosstexas.com/1. The Big Bend 2. The Panhandle Plains 3. The Prairies and Lakes4. The Hill Country 5. The South Texas Plains 6. The Gulf Coast 7. The Piney Woods
Since we have so far to travel let’s stop forall the official food of TEXAS at the Farmer’sMarket. The State Fruit The Nut from the Grapefruit State Tree : Pecan Tree The State Pepper The State Vegetable Jalapeño Onion
Big Bend Country is home to Big BendNational Park where you can bird watch. The State Bird MockingbirdSo you just might see a Mockingbird.
In the Panhandle Plains the big state park iscalled Palo Duro Canyon State Park. The State Small Mammal ArmadilloWhen the Sun goes down in the canyonyou may just see an Armadillo
The Prairies and Lakes region is home to River Legacy Living Science Center The State Fish Guadalupe BassIn the aquarium area you might just spot theState Fish
Austin the State Capital of Texas is located in the Hill Country. The State Flying Mammal Mexican Free-Tailed BatIf you go to Downtown Austin you will see thelargest Bat Colony in North America.
In South Texas Plains, there are some rancheslike Diamond W Longhorn Ranch in the SanAntonio area. The State Large Mammal The LonghornSo you might just see a Longhorn grazing ongrass.
Houston is the biggest city in theGulf Coast Region and there isso much to do The State Insect Monarch ButterflyIf you go to the Cockrell Butterfly Center atThe Houston Museum of Natural Science youcan see the State Insect up close.
As you enter the Piney Woods, on yourway to the largest Rose Garden in Tyler The State Flower BluebonnetStop and Smell the Bluebonnets alongthe highway
With over 268,000 square milesThere is still so much to see and doImage courtesyhttp://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/kids/about_texas/regions/primary/
TexasIt’s like a whole other country. Slogan courtesy http://www.traveltex.com/ The Texas Seal