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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Emmy Ulmschneider

I 20 Wildlife Preserve
Education Coordinator
Science is in my blood! Daughter of a college physics professor and an early childhood educator, I learned at an early age that: science excites, connections matter, and there is joy in nature! Science has taken me to a Master’s in Biology and Geology, to illustrate field guides in Bermuda, to do geochemical research in the Bahamas, to discover a species new to science, and to explore for oil in the Permian Basin. As a scientist, illustrator, and educator, I have been sharing my love for nature and science with people of all ages for over three decades. In seventeen years of Gifted Education, I worked to create unique, authentic experiences which helped students develop a passion for science and the knowledge that they are scientists, creating a community that questions findings and builds learning together. Today, I bring this same philosophy to the outdoor education program at the I-20 Wildlife Preserve and Jenna Welch Nature Study Center.