UTSA program aims to teach students about environment around them

EYES program is showing San Antonio kids how they can help the environment from their classrooms - and their own backyards

Blake's Brainiacs- UTSA Eyes program
Blake's Brainiacs- UTSA Eyes program

SAN ANTONIO – The EYES - Educating Youth in Environmental Science - program is centered around outreach and providing local students the chance to learn about environmental issues, in a hands on way!

Representatives from the program travel to local schools to visit with classes from kindergarten to high school.

Through a partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, students are able to learn about topics such as hydrology - including how pollution can affect the quality of water in our aquifer - and the migration route of the monarch butterfly through San Antonio each year.

To learn more about the EYES program, including to inquire about a visit to your school, click here.

BONUS: Check out the video below for an at-home activity the whole family can do that helps the monarch butterflies

Blake's Brainiacs-"Seed Bombs" Web Extra
Blake's Brainiacs-"Seed Bombs" Web Extra

About the Authors:

Kaiti Blake is a child weather-geek-turned-meteorologist. A member of the KSAT Weather Authority, Kaiti is a co-host of the Whatever the Weather video podcast. After graduating from Texas Tech University, Kaiti worked at WJTV 12 in Jackson, Mississippi and KTAB in Abilene.

Andrew Wilson is a digital journalist and social media producer at KSAT.