Season Four of Around Texas comes to an end this week with our annual holiday show. In the final episode of the season, we tour the Texas A&M System’s RELLIS campus in Bryan to see what’s happening at the Bush Combat Development Complex. Also, we will round out the season with some Christmas music from Mariachi de la Isla from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Two Texas A&M nautical archeologists preserve and reconstruct the remains of a boat discovery off the Sea of Galilee into a depiction of a sailing vessel that would have existed during the time of Jesus Christ. Plus two professors at Texas A&M give their students a unique virtual study abroad experience in Greece without even leaving town.
The red cockaded woodpecker is an endangered species that has found refuge in the urban ecosystem of the W.G. Jones State Forest. Their champion is Donna Work, a Texas A&M Forest Service Biologist who climbs 40-foot pine trees to check on the birds. Also, the team at the Texas A&M Tele-behavioral Care Program is using virtual counseling to help communities and schools across the Brazos Valley.
You will meet Dr. Rob Ambrose, a former NASA scientist, who now is training the next generation of robotics experts at Texas A&M. Also on the show, we will introduce you to Texas A&M Football’s head equipment manager, a man who has worked with Aggie football since he was a student in the 1990s.
A unique center at Texas A&M teaches students the management, handling, behavior and veterinary care of exotic and wildlife species. Also, meet an instructor of the Humanities in Medicine at Texas A&M, as he transforms an elective course into a documentary series about history, medicine and the lessons from our past.
The REACH Project was created to help “invisible Aggies,” the essential workers of the Texas A&M campus who care for the students, faculty and facilities. Also, a forester with the Texas A&M Forest Service explains how to use wood instead of steel to build multi-story buildings.
Please view and enjoy these 30-minute episodes of Around Texas with Chancellor John Sharp. You also can find individual 8-minute segments under the Segments tab.