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

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Thursday, December 6 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Virtually Wild Texas! A Tech Bridge to Wildlife and Conservation Careers

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Connecting children to nature has many barriers. One of the greatest barriers is the proliferation of technology. This has led many environmental educators to complete eschew the use of technology when teaching about nature. Yet, there are appropriate and constructive uses of technology to link an increasingly indoor population of students. This presentation will explore the Virtually Wild Texas! program which is co-delivered by The Nature Conservancy, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Katy Prairie Conservancy, and Region IV Educational Resources Center. This program presents live from the field programs for elementary students across Texas and focuses on wildlife stories and careers in conservation. Each episode is both TEKS-correlated and interactive and lasts 45-minutes (and also includes pre and post-session activities and resources). During this summit presentation we will discuss the uses of technology in the TCiN movement, how we deliver the Virtually Wild Texas program, how this program fits into the goals of its partnering groups, and our aims for the program.

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Jaime González

Houston Urban Conservation Programs Manager, The Nature Conservancy in Texas
Jaime González serves as the Houston Urban Conservation Programs Manager for The Nature Conservancy in Texas (TNC). He is part of TNC's new North America Cities Network, which is working collaboratively, with a diverse suite of partners, to create healthier cities, safeguard biodiversity... Read More →

Thursday December 6, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am CST
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