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
Outdoor Educating in the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster

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In an ever changing environment, it is vital to be prepared for the worst.  How would you continue to reach your target audiences if your facility is damaged, inaccessible, or closed?  How would you continue to reach your target audience while they are also recovering from natural disaster related damages?  Join The University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Mission Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, and Rockport Fulton ISD as we explore the challenges of continuing educational programming in the aftermath of a natural disaster.   We will also briefly share some of the unique stories of our facilities and programming before and after Hurricane Harvey.

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Martha McLeod

5th grade science lab instructor, Aransas County ISD

Nicole Poulson

Education Specialist, The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve
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Amanda Taylor

Education Specialist, UT Marine Science Institute and Mission- Aransas NERR

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