Hi there - new to the forums. While working on our kids' homeschooling core for this year, I came across some awesome stuff on this site. So, I'm reaching out to all of you for some additional ideas/help.
Some things about us:
family of 7 - kids are 15, 12, 11, 11, and 9
planning on earthship development in a nearby state in the next 1-2 years
not native Texans - need help and ideas from those in the know
We are looking for resources, day trips, educational outings, etc... to help supplement our core this year - Ancestral Skills. This will include hunting, gathering, water filtration and purification, quick shelter, assessment of surroundings, nature skills, and more. Any and all help would be much appreciated
Not exactly sure just what it is you're wanting to know/find out. But being a native Texan I can say that there's so much of Texas, theres a lot that can't be seen on a day trip. May want to start in you're region and start expanding from there.
I also highly recommend the book Remarkable Plants of Texas: Uncommon Accounts of Our Common Natives. The plants, for the most part, will be relatively easy to find and recognize (especially if you ask a native Texan for help!), and the uses discussed in the book are very diverse and useful. Everything from edibility to soap/dye/fiber to timber and other woodworking uses, medicine, historical uses, all kinds of stuff.
I also made a Google spreadsheet here of various useful and edible natives that might give you some ideas. Obviously check and double-check all my notes before eating or using something; I don't want to accidentally kill anyone via the internet. I update the list from time to time when I come across something interesting. Suggestions and additions are always welcome, too!