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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Thursday, December 6 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Driving Change Through Community Engagement

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Driving Change through Community Engagement The Children & Nature Network convenes and trains young leaders, municipal leaders, and grassroots leaders in effective community engagement as a method for creating equitable access to nature. Through an the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) model, we emphasize the building of relationships in order to gain trust, develop community knowledge, and engender a sense of empowerment to bring about change. Learn from case studies of cities who have effectively co-created plans for equitable access to nature with youth and residents, develop an understanding of the ABCD principles and apply the principles with handy resources to inventory your community and create programs and strategies that are co-produced by you and the populations you seek to engage. The session is a mix of presentation, group discussion, and exercises that utilize C&NN co-developed community engagement tools and resources.

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Monica Lopez Magee

Senior Vice President, Cities and Community Engage, Children & Nature Network
Monica Lopez Magee Helps city and community leaders develop programs, policies, and partnerships to provide children and families access to nature and its many health and academic benefits. She draws upon her master’s degree in Public Leadership from the LBJ School of Public Affairs... Read More →

Thursday December 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am CST
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