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Jan
14
Fri
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo @ Dickies Arena
Jan 14 – Feb 5 all-day

Description: A fun-filled extravaganza rich in Western tradition, the legendary Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo, held at the new Dickies Arena, is the place to be. Enjoy exciting rodeo action, livestock, horse shows and a number of other experiences. This is a great opportunity to reach the public and spread the message about Texas Brigades.

Expected Audience: Over 100,000

Texas Brigades Involvement: Texas Brigades will be sharing a booth space with Texas A&M AgriLife, providing cadets from any camp the opportunity to bring their poster and speak about their experience at Texas Brigades. It is our goal to have cadets at the booth as much as possible, whether they are able to stay for the entirety of the weekend or leave their poster for a few days throughout the week. If you are bringing your poster, please ensure that you bring the foam backing that was provided at camp. If you are interested in attending or setting up your poster, please reach out to Kaitlin Lavender (kaitlinlavender1@gmail.com) for more information. Kaitlin is a recent Texas Brigades graduate, and is responsible for organizing cadet attendance at this event.

BOA Opportunities Available:

    • A.3: Manned trifold/poster display. Restrictions: points awarded per day, minimum of one hour. If you set up your trifold/poster while making a presentation, you will NOT receive credit for the manned display, only the educational presentation.

    OR

    • A.4: Unmanned trifold/poster display. Restrictions: trifold/poster must be displayed for a minimum of 3 days consecutive days at a single location, or for the duration of an event.
    Feb
    1
    Tue
    Article Submission – Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters
    Feb 1 all-day

    Event For: Cadets

    Description: The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters (TTH Magazine) publishes a Texas Brigades story in every issue. We are looking for articles/stories about your Texas Brigades camp experiences, Texas Brigades hunts and post-camp trips, or any outdoor/hunting experience you want to share. Articles should be 800-1000 words and submitted to camps@texasbrigades.org for review.

    After you submit your article and pictures (send 2-3 good quality/high resolution picture) to the camps@texasbrigades.org email, Texas Brigades staff will work with you on edits (if necessary) and send to the magazine editor.

    Opportunities: BOA Points for category A 10b.  Please note, BOA points are only awarded if the article is chosen and published.

    Feb
    8
    Tue
    Helotes 4-H Wildlife Meeting @ Helotes Ag Activity Center
    Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Description: Helotes 4-H Wildlife Project Leaders are hosting a Wildlife Meeting at the Helotes Ag Activity Center. Texas Brigades Executive Director, Natalie Wolff will be speaking at the event. Texas Brigades and the Project leaders are inviting 2021 Brigade Graduates/Cadets to bring their poster/display and share their camp experiences with the group of perspective 2022 applicants.

    Expected Audience: 30+

    Texas Brigades Involvement: Texas Brigades is speaking at the event and would like to facilitate speaking for all 2021 cadets who want to join. Please EMAIL info@texasbrigades.org if you are interested in attending/speaking. Texas Brigades staff will respond to confirm arrangements.

    BOA Opportunities Available:

    • A.1: Single Presentation to a Captive Audience

     

    Feb
    12
    Sat
    Youth Day at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo @ AT&T Center
    Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

    Description: 4-H, FFA, & FCCLA members from across South Central Texas gather together at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo to showcase their talents, organization activities and project work. Members set up exhibits and hands-on activity booths for visitors and guests attending the Stock Show & Rodeo. An additional activity to this event is the Wagon & Wheelbarrow Parade. Youth Day is hosted by the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo School Tours Committee.

    Expected Audience: Over 5,000

    Texas Brigades Involvement: Texas Brigades will have a booth set up, where volunteers and cadets from any camp can attend and spread their conservation knowledge. Cadets, Stayton Hagen and Luke Scribner, have organized a booth for us and will be coordinating cadet participation. Please call/text Stayton Hagen at 830-570-8945 if you are interested in attending.

    BOA Opportunities Available:

    • A.3: Manned poster display. Restrictions: points awarded per day, minimum of one hour.

      • Use your newfound knowledge and confidence from camp to talk to others about conservation and habitat management and stewardship.

      • Network with Texas Brigades Volunteers and other cadets, as well as new conservation professionals, building your conservation & professional network.

    To sign up to assist with this event, please contact Stayton Hagen (830-570-8945).

    Boerne Market Days @ 100 N. Main Street
    Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm

    Description: Similar to a Farmer’s Market, Boerne Market Days is located in the heart of the historical district on Main Plaza. Open Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm, it has become synonymous with great shopping in an outdoor setting with artists, craftsmen and vendors sharing their creative talents and wares to the background music of some of Texas’ best home grown musicians. Spend a day browsing the market and visiting the many downtown boutiques, galleries and restaurants for a unique hill country experience. There are a variety of bargains to be found such as jewelry, plants, art, handcrafts, collectibles, antiques, and more.

    Expected Audience: 2,000+

    Texas Brigades Involvement: Texas Brigades will have a booth set up at Boerne Market Days for cadets to engage and interact with the public about Texas Brigades and its various programs. Recent Texas Brigades graduate, Brynna Malley, will be present and organizing cadets to attend and help out with this event. Please contact Brynna via email (bcmjake@gmail.com) if you are interested in attending.

    BOA Opportunities Available:

      • A.3: Manned trifold/poster display. Restrictions: points awarded per day, minimum of one hour. If you set up your trifold/poster while making a presentation, you will NOT receive credit for the manned display, only the educational presentation.

      OR

      • A.4: Unmanned trifold/poster display. Restrictions: trifold/poster must be displayed for a minimum of 3 days consecutive days at a single location, or for the duration of an event.
      Feb
      19
      Sat
      TPWD’s Abandoned Crab Trap Removal Program @ Christmas Bay Boat Ramp
      Feb 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Description: The Abandoned Crab Trap Removal Program (ACTRP) was created by Senate Bill 1410 during the 77th (2001) Legislative session. This bill granted the TPWD Commission authority to create a ten-day crab trap closure that begins the third Friday of each February.  Crab traps left in the water during this time are considered litter and may be disposed of appropriately.  Before this law, only law enforcement officials could legally remove abandoned crab traps from Texas’ marine waters. Since 2002, volunteers have removed over 40,000 abandoned traps from Texas waters. This event is a volunteer day to help remove crab traps during the annual crab trap season closure from bays all across the Texas coast. Volunteers will be going out on boats and kayaks looking for traps and bringing them back to launch site for recycling.

      Texas Brigades Involvement: Texas Brigades volunteer, Derek York, will be facilitating pre-event planning but will not be present at the event. After such planning, there will be an additional outside volunteer, Jim Olive, available to assist and coordinate volunteers. Please reach out to Derek via email (at derek.york@tpwd.texas.gov) if you are interested in volunteering at this event.

      BOA Opportunities Available:

        • A.5: Assist with a natural resource, wildlife, or conservation organization’s event: points awarded per day of assistance. Examples of assisting include: helping set up the event, assisting with instruction, or staffing a booth (without your poster or trifold). See Appendix II for list of pre‐approved organizations.

        Troutfest Texas 2022 Expo @ Lazy L and L
        Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – Feb 20 @ 3:00 pm

        Description: Troutfest Texas is comprised of a banquet, a film night, and a free 2-day expo. The expo is located right on the Guadalupe River and features various presentations, kids events, instruction, raffles, vendors, and more. This event is coordinated and put on by Guadalupe River Trout Unlimited, a 501(c)3 organization.

        Expected Audience: 3,000+

        Texas Brigades Involvement: This is a volunteer opportunity available to cadets and graduates of any Texas Brigades camp to specifically assist with the Kids Fish Tank. Michael Scherer, Texas Brigades Volunteer, will be present at this event and is willing to answer to any questions you may have. If you are interested in registering for a time slot, please see the sign up page here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044fafaf29a3f85-troutfest3 and follow up with an email to Michael (michael@fishingsfuture.org).

        BOA Opportunities Available:

        • A.5: Assist with a natural resource, wildlife, or conservation organization’s event: points awarded per day of assistance. Examples of assisting include: helping set up the event, assisting with instruction, or staffing a booth (without your poster or trifold). See Appendix II for list of pre‐approved organizations.
        Feb
        22
        Tue
        2022 Texas Farm Ranch and Wildlife Expo @ Taylor County Expo Center
        Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm

        Description: The longest running farm show in Texas is back! For the 22nd year, the Abilene Chamber and the Taylor County AgriLife Extension Service are proud to co-host the 2022 Texas Farm Ranch and Wildlife Expo (TFRWE) Feb. 22 & 23 at the Taylor County Expo Center. Sponsored by Lawrence Hall Abilene. The Texas Farm Ranch and Wildlife Expo (TFRWE) is a unique, one-of-a-kind agribusiness event that serves as an opportunity for vendors to interface directly with a combination of farm, ranch and/or wildlife managers and rural consumers in the Big Country.

        Expected Audience: More than 3,500

        Texas Brigades Involvement: There is not currently a Texas Brigades booth secured for this event, but it is a possibility if enough interest is shown by Texas Brigades graduates. Annaliese Scoggin, a Texas Brigades volunteer, will be present at the event and is willing to answer any questions that may pertain to this event.

        BOA Opportunities Available:

          • A.3: Manned trifold display. Restrictions: points awarded per day, minimum of one hour. If you set up your trifold while making a presentation, you will NOT receive credit for the manned display, only the educational presentation.

          OR

          • A.4: Unmanned trifold display. Restrictions: trifold must be displayed for a minimum of 3 days consecutive days at a single location, or for the duration of an event.
          Feb
          26
          Sat
          Herff Farmer’s Market @ 33 Herff Road
          Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

          Description: The Farmer’s Market at Herff Farm is an open-air farmers market on the historic Herff Farm. You can buy products directly from local growers, ranchers, and crafters on a beautiful historic German farmstead in the Texas Hill Country. Explore the fenced gardens, pollinator meadow, and trails, and see the historic limestone Herff House.

          Expected Audience: 1,000+

          Texas Brigades Involvement: Texas Brigades will have a booth set up at the Herff Farmer’s Market for cadets to engage and interact with the public about Texas Brigades and its various programs. Recent Texas Brigades graduate, Brynna Malley, will be present and organizing cadets to attend and help out with this event. Please contact Brynna via email (bcmjake@gmail.com) if you are interested in attending.

          BOA Opportunities Available:

            • A.3: Manned trifold/poster display. Restrictions: points awarded per day, minimum of one hour. If you set up your trifold/poster while making a presentation, you will NOT receive credit for the manned display, only the educational presentation.

            OR

            • A.4: Unmanned trifold/poster display. Restrictions: trifold/poster must be displayed for a minimum of 3 days consecutive days at a single location, or for the duration of an event.
            Mar
            1
            Tue
            Article Submission – Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters
            Mar 1 all-day

            Event For: Cadets

            Description: The Journal of the Texas Trophy Hunters (TTH Magazine) publishes a Texas Brigades story in every issue. We are looking for articles/stories about your Texas Brigades camp experiences, Texas Brigades hunts and post-camp trips, or any outdoor/hunting experience you want to share. Articles should be 800-1000 words and submitted to camps@texasbrigades.org for review.

            After you submit your article and pictures (send 2-3 good quality/high resolution picture) to the camps@texasbrigades.org email, Texas Brigades staff will work with you on edits (if necessary) and send to the magazine editor.

            Opportunities: BOA Points for category A 10b.  Please note, BOA points are only awarded if the article is chosen and published.