Join the Texas Children in Nature network at the annual Summit and Champions Luncheon. The Summit will bring together leaders from the conservation, education, health, faith and built-environments to share best practices and new innovations that will inspire others to take action.

Texas Children in Nature (TCiN) is a program of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. TCiN supports the network of over 500 partner organizations who are dedicated to creating equitble access to nature for children and families. Research shows that children who learn and play in nature are healthier, happier and smarter. Join us this year at the Summit and find out why Texas continues to lead the children in nature movement to connect over 3 million children with nature each year. 

Location:  Holiday Inn Corpus Christi Downtown Marina, 707 North Shoreline Boulevard, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Register for this event by clicking on the Ticket button below. Once you are registered you can manage your schedule and networking events.

Registration includes: Access to all sessions, breakfast on Dec. 6 & 7 and access to the Champions Luncheon.

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San Antonio Zoo
VP of Education
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Wildlife in Focus
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Melissa Alderson

Texas Parks and Wildlife
Conservation Education Manager
avatar for Diana Del Angel

Diana Del Angel

Harte Research Institute
Research Assistant
avatar for Tom Arsuffi

Tom Arsuffi

Texas Tech University
Director, Llano River Field Station
avatar for Cate Bergman

Cate Bergman

Kealing Middle School
7th grade
avatar for Michelle Bertelsen

Michelle Bertelsen

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
avatar for Patrick Beyer

Patrick Beyer

City of Austin PARD
Landscape Architect Associate
avatar for Jennifer Boley

Jennifer Boley

Nature & Eclectic Outdoors
Exec Director (Nature & Eclectic Outdoors)
avatar for Louie Bond

Louie Bond

Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept
avatar for Misty Bowie

Misty Bowie

Texas Project Learning Tree
avatar for Addie Broussard

Addie Broussard

Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center
Program Manager

Cari Browning

Texas Department of State Health Services
Physical Activity Coordinator

Natalie Bruce

GSBS Architects
Landscape Architect

Helene (Holly) Camero


Peggy Carnahan

Our Lady of the Lake University
avatar for Tiffany Chrzanowski

Tiffany Chrzanowski

City of Mansfield
Nature Education Supervisor
avatar for Kara Coffey

Kara Coffey

Harte Research Institute
Research Associate
avatar for Sarah Coles

Sarah Coles

Texas Children in Nature Network
Executive Director
avatar for Katie Coyne

Katie Coyne

Asakura Robinson
User-Adapted Designer for Communities and Regions

Dr. John Crompton

Texas A&M University
avatar for Amanda Curtis

Amanda Curtis

National Park Service
Education Tech.
avatar for Monique Degeyter

Monique Degeyter

Long Acres Ranch
Project Coordinator
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Grapevine Parks/Rec Dept

City of Grapevine Parks and Recreation Department
Environmental Education Coordinator

Rob Dussler

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
Chief Education Officer
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Lacey Estus

Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept
Outreach & Recruitment Mgr
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Marya Fowler

national wildlife federation
Regional Director of Education
avatar for Terri Garth

Terri Garth

The Parish School
Director of Integrated Arts and Sciences
avatar for Kendrick Gray

Kendrick Gray

Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept
Community Archery Training Specialist
avatar for Caleb Harris

Caleb Harris

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve
Education Coordinator
avatar for Sara Heilman

Sara Heilman

City of Austin Watershed Protection
Conservation Program Coordinator
avatar for Nancy Herron

Nancy Herron

TCiNN Board Member
avatar for Helen Holdsworth

Helen Holdsworth

Witte Museum
Curator of Texas Wild

Lynette Holtz

Candlelight Ranch
Program Director

Chad Huckabee

South Texas Chapter Master Naturalist
avatar for Chris Hyde

Chris Hyde

School Director

Megan Imme

Galveston Bay Foundation
avatar for Susan Ivy

Susan Ivy

Kingsville Parks & Recreation
Parks Manager
avatar for Sandra Johnson

Sandra Johnson

Johnson Consulting
Educational Consultant
avatar for Heather Kuhlken

Heather Kuhlken

Families in Nature
Executive Director
avatar for Jessica Lagalo

Jessica Lagalo

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
CO-OP Grants Coordinator
avatar for Margaret Lamar

Margaret Lamar

Children & Nature Network
avatar for Jeff Lindstrom

Jeff Lindstrom

Creative Director / Senior Designer
avatar for Monica Lopez Magee

Monica Lopez Magee

Children & Nature Network
Senior Vice President, Cities and Community Engage
avatar for Lauren Zappone Maples

Lauren Zappone Maples

Partners for Education, Agriculture, and Sustainability
Executive Director

Karen Marks

Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept
Aquatic Education Manager
avatar for Gabby Marye

Gabby Marye

Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Outdoor Program and Training Specialist
avatar for Martha McLeod

Martha McLeod

Aransas County ISD
5th grade science lab instructor

Kyle McManus

Texas AgriLife Extension - Nueces Co.
Nueces County 4-H Extension Agent

Amanda McMickle

Will Smith Zoo School

Stacy McReynolds

San Antonio Zoo
VP Education
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Meade Mitchell

TBG Partners

Matthew Dixit Moffa

The Trust for Public Land
Planning Project Manager

Elaine Montemayor-Gonzalez

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension- Healthy South Texas

Kimberly Ogden

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Marisa Oliva-Rodriguez

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center

Patrick Olsen

Lower Colorado River Authority
Parks Program Coordinator Sr

Melissa Paschke

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
avatar for Maggie Patterson

Maggie Patterson

avatar for Janie Perez

Janie Perez

Gregory-Portland ISD
avatar for Leigh Perry

Leigh Perry

Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Prigram
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
avatar for Nicole Pilson

Nicole Pilson

Texas Parks and Wildlife
Fish & Wildlife Technician
avatar for Shelly Plante

Shelly Plante

Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept
Nature Tourism Manager

Thea Platz

North East ISD -all
Director Environmental Outdoor Education

Nicole Poulson

The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve
Education Specialist
avatar for Robert Ramirez

Robert Ramirez

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
Training Specialist
avatar for Amy Rampy

Amy Rampy

TBG Partners
Senior Associate
avatar for Patricia Stone Reyes

Patricia Stone Reyes

East Central ISD
Coordinator of At-Risk Programs, AVID District Coordinator

Lisa Reznicek

State Park Interpreter
avatar for Russell Roe

Russell Roe

Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept
Magazine editor in chief

Rachel Rommel

Texas Alliance for America's Fish and Wildlife
Statewide Coordinator
avatar for Margaret Russell

Margaret Russell

avatar for Kenneth Saintonge

Kenneth Saintonge

Texas Parks and Wildlife- VISTA
avatar for Justine Salsbury

Justine Salsbury

Shield Ranch Foundation
Program Director
avatar for Kassi Scheffer-Geeslin

Kassi Scheffer-Geeslin

Texas Wildlife Association
Director of Formal Education

Lela Shepherd

Texas A&M Forest Service
Conservation Education Coordinator
avatar for Ilya Shmulenson

Ilya Shmulenson

PEAS- Partners for Education, Agriculture & Sustainability
Deputy Director
avatar for Paul Silva

Paul Silva

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Natural Resource Specialist

Cappy Smith

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
CO-OP Grant Manager
avatar for Johnnie Smith

Johnnie Smith

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Director of Outreach and Education
avatar for Nicki Sohn

Nicki Sohn

Adjunct Faculty
avatar for Amalia Sollars

Amalia Sollars

Northside Independent School District
K-8th Enrichment Programs Coordinator
avatar for Walter Stankiewicz

Walter Stankiewicz

Texas Parks and Wildlife- VISTA
AmeriCorps - VISTA
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