RPTS Extension Programs

Texas Coastal Watershed Program

The Texas Coastal Watershed Program offers education and outreach to local governments and citizens about the impacts of land-use on watershed health and water quality. The TCWP has programs on water smart landscaping,  habitat mapping and restoration, particularly wetlands, urban stormwater practices, watershed management,  and resilient and livable coastal cities.

Festivals and Events

(TELP) Texas Event Leadership Program is a program directed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University. Together with Texas Festivals and Events Association and Texas Association of Fairs and Events, our program provides in-depth and relevant training for event organizers throughout the State of Texas.

Texas Friendly Hospitality

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Texas Friendly Hospitality Programs focus on assisting communities, business leaders, as well as individuals in creating environments that foster the best possible customer service. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provides trainings, workshops, and technical assistance regarding the importance of and skills associated with customer service.  Our signature Instructor Training course affords communities, business leaders, and Extension agents the opportunity to become certified to teach and host their own customer service workshops.

Sequor Youth Development Initiative

The mission of the Sequor Youth Development Initiative (YDI) is to meet needs of public and not-for-profit agency managers, staff, and researchers for science based information to improve youth program staff competencies, program design and evaluation. Additionally, the Sequor YDI serves as a resource for further developing, improving, and evaluating the impact of current youth development programs and services.

Urban and Municipal Park Program

Texas AgriLife Extension’s Urban and Municipal park programs provide technical assistance and continuing education for community leaders, community boards, park practitioners, volunteers, and friends groups. Extension faculty use relevant, unbiased research methodologies to assist communities with park practices such as: the master planning process for parks and trails, citizen input processes, needs assessments, park and trail user surveys and park and trail user counts, grant writing, and park and open space policies.

Texas Water Education

Our mission is to enhance the management and protection of Texas water resources by providing conferences, workshops, seminars and educational resources to elected and appointed officials,  landowners, interest groups and citizens.  We seek to enhance an understanding of Texas surface and groundwater issues and challenges and to offer solutions to these challenges.

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