Deep in the Heart is a visually stunning celebration of what makes Texas unique—its diverse landscapes and remarkable wildlife behavior that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Told through the eyes of wildlife species ranging from the mysterious blind catfish to the elusive mountain lion, the story follows our ever-changing relationship with the natural world and showcases our ability to destroy, conserve, and recover wildlife and the habitat we mutually depend on.
Narrated by Matthew McConaughey and featuring state-of-the-art cinematography, this family-friendly film journeys from the highest peaks in West Texas, through our aquifers, rivers, and bays, and deep into the Gulf of Mexico. Deep in the Heart aims to conserve our remaining wild places, to show the connectivity of water and wildlife, and to recognize Texas’ conservation importance on a continental scale.
Join us for a screening of this 100-minute film followed by information on how to access free learning resources, including short video clips from the film and K–12 lesson plans for TEKS-aligned science activities.
Anne Marie Fayen is the curriculum developer for the film Deep in the Heart: A Texas Wildlife Story. She created 16 K–12 lessons that guide students to take a closer look at four species: American bison, black bear, redfish, and Guadalupe bass. As an independent consultant, she supports curriculum development, professional development, and program management for learning organizations that serve student and adult learners. Previous experiences include teaching third grade in Fort Worth and working as an educator, program coordinator, and manager at the Perot Museum in Dallas, the Dallas Arboretum, and The Field Museum in Chicago.
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