Education Overview

DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS OFFERS A RANGE OF FUN ACTIVITIES TO INSPIRE STUDENTS TO HELP KEEP THEIR COMMUNITIES LITTER-FREE.

Use your writing skills to win tuition money, and showcase your creativity in our annual art contest! Learn more about how to get involved and make an impact.

Litter Catch Game

Help Darrel the Barrel keep Texas clean. Drag Darrel across the screen to catch the litter before it goes on the ground. The more litter you catch, the more points you get!

Art Contest

Texas students in kindergarten through twelfth grade are invited to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. Students with the top 13 designs will have their work featured in the calendar. One winner will be selected from each grade.

Scholarships

The Don’t mess with Texas® Scholarship recognizes the achievements of Texas high school seniors who take a leadership role in preventing litter in their schools and communities. Any Texas high school senior planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university next year may apply. Student essays should describe creative and sustainable solutions to prevent litter and build awareness of the Don’t mess with Texas initiative.