Our mission is not only to conserve threatened and endangered species, but to publicly educate and establish a threshold of knowledge and understanding.
The time for new research is critical, education is crucial, and the possibilities of survival are now obtainable. – Kelly Hull
Higher educational curriculums and professionals dealing with endangered species need access to continuing education programs and research updates concerning reptiles and avian.
Our main focus has always been to protect non-native species of reptiles and birds. Since relocating our organization to the heart of South Texas, we have introduced native species to our program.
A primary focus in GREEN’s educational curriculum is the influence that South Texas agriculture has on the wildlife.
The Rio Grande Valley has a long history with the citrus industry, sugar cane farming, cotton farming, and growing feed corn.
The South Texas agricultural community has decimated the habitats of many species of birds, insects, reptiles, and mammals throughout the Valley.
Our Living Library initiative is to pioneer an educational program curriculum for public schools, for higher level learning, for research, animal breeding/re-population, and in-situ release of captive specimens in order to replenish native populations that are rapidly decreasing in the wild.
GREEN plans to construct an educational pavilion available to learning centers and public and private educational institutions.
Our construction plans include building public restrooms, constructing an open auditorium designed to provide a Living Library panorama, which will better illustrate the importance of conserving nature. The auditorium will be surrounded with GREEN’s native specimens of snakes, lizards, amphibians, and the infamous, native Texas Tortoise.
Our goal is to offer students a hands-on research experience.
Our educational program will introduce a unique curriculum for students to witness pertinent animal findings, data logging, research thesis memorandums, and pioneering conservation efforts.
Most of the 90+ species of snakes in South Texas are endangered or threatened, and some are newly discovered species previously unknown to scholars.
Educational On-line Programs
All site findings, published papers, articles, and research will be credited and publicly shared in an educational platform worldwide.
Our GREEN curriculum will be available for use in a digital library. Research presentations, symposiums and public speeches will be available through videos and distributed to schools, universities, and various institutions.
Constructing the Living Library classroom pavilion with animal enclosures is the first step to launch our program.
The structure will be a 2,400 square foot open-air pavilion surrounded with animal enclosures and a public restroom.