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.

Thursday, December 6 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Living Playgrounds

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This workshop focuses on the importance of natural playgrounds (Why, What, How) as well as the selection and placement of plant material that will support purposeful play and design while maximizing educational principles needed for any playground. Choosing plant material tends to be overlooked or discounted during the design process but it’s an important feature for any outdoor space. Participants will learn the what, where and why of planting shrubs, trees and soft plantings in the playground.  The right vegetation provides shade, opportunities for play, engages our senses, assists with the flow of traffic and provides an inviting space to gather and connect.  Join us for a hands-on workshop that will reinforce the importance of good, sound, design principles.  Thoughtful placement of plant material will support the maintenance and success needed for all playgrounds.

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Jeff Lindstrom

Creative Director / Senior Designer, BIENENSTOCK NATURAL PLAYGROUNDS
As the Creative Director and Senior Designer at Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds, Jeff is an energetic and knowledgeable designer with a diverse background in comprehensive planning/design and child development, and nature-based play spaces. Jeff’s work has brought him around the... Read More →

Thursday December 6, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
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