The CVMBS PEER (Partnerships for Environmental Education and Rural Health) program at Texas A&M University provides veterinary students
with the opportunity to share their knowledge about One Health and veterinary medicine with K-12 students and teachers throughout Texas.

The PEER Program (Youth STEM Promotion)

The Partnership for Environmental Education & Rural Health (PEER) Program at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) is funded by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant and strives to further K-12 STEM education in rural schools across the United States. In keeping with Texas A&M University’s Vision 2020 goals, PEER directs its overarching goals toward four of the 12 main imperatives. PEER helps the Texas A&M CVMBS Meet Our Commitment to Texas, Build Community & Metropolitan Connections, Increase Access to Knowledge Resources, and Diversify & Globalize the Texas A&M Community.

PEER’s mission is to use students’ natural interests in animals to help motivate them to learn, excel, and someday pursue a career in science.

  • The program provides free, TEKS-aligned curricula for 6th–8th grade.
  • Teachers may request a lesson and lesson plan for any grade.
  • Students may also enjoy browsing the PEER YouTube channel, which includes veterinary student interviews and scientist presentations.
  • Veterinary and undergraduate students, scientists, and veterinarians have opportunities to stimulate interest in STEM careers through outreach events, webcasts, video-conferencing, and presentations.

The program spreads awareness and knowledge of One Health and veterinary, life, and agricultural sciences—plus much, much more!



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Larry Johnson 
Principal Investigator, PEER
Phone: 979-845-9279
Mailing Address:
Dept of VIBS
Texas A&M University
4458 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4458


National Institute of Health             Science Education Partnership Award