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Nature Conservation at FWA 

The “Get Wild at FWA,” class is for Fort Worth Academy middle school students and provides the opportunity to discover and understand the conservation needs of the natural environment on the 20-acre FWA campus. Students work in outdoor spaces and classrooms to survey the landscape, learn what wildlife is present, build bee homes, monitor bluebird nest boxes, and build campfires. While helping students who are developing a passion for nature conservation to learn more about it, it also prepares them to turn their knowledge into community contributions.

This class is taught by Megan Davis McConnell, Certified Texas Master Naturalist.


Eastern Bluebird Nest Box Monitoring

bluebird nest monitoring progress by students at Fort Worth Academy

April 4, 2022--Fun news: we have bluebird chicks on campus! It's all thanks to the students who installed and then monitored a nest box which a breeding pair of bluebirds have found and used. (According to experts, the natural habitat for these beautiful birds has become more and more scarce, but a nest box can be made into a wonderful home for them!) 


More About Megan Davis McConnell

Megan Davis McConnellA native of Fort Worth, Texas, Megan Davis McConnell has devoted her time and talents to nature and conservation in many ways. She worked in grant writing at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, served on the Board of Directors at BRIT (the Botanical Research Institute of Texas), and created and manages the Tesoro Nature Preserve with her husband. Their current focus is creating and managing the land as a flyway and breeding ground for the

Monarch Butterfly and the Eastern Bluebird. She is also a recent graduate of the Texas Master Naturalist Program (Cross Timbers chapter) and is a docent at the Fort Worth Nature Center.

Recognizing and addressing a need for conservation education at all levels, she has used her knowledge and experience to create a nature conservation curriculum for middle school students at Fort Worth Academy.

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