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 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Leading the Texas Children in Nature Movement

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Hear from the Texas Children in Nature regional leaders on how they organize their communities to champion the movement.  Each region seeks to find local solutions to the ever growing and changing issues surrounding the disconnection between youth, families and nature.  They will share what projects have been successful, how they over came challenges, and continue to recruit, retain and reactivate their volunteers and community partners. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with regional leadership or consider how to start a regional collaborative in their community. 

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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 →
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Marisa Oliva-Rodriguez

Manager, Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center

Thea Platz

Director Environmental Outdoor Education, North East ISD -all

Nicole Poulson

Education Specialist, The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve
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Molly Stevens

Executive Director and CEO, Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center
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Haily Summerford

Executive Director, Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

Thursday December 6, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm CST
Texas Riviera Ballroom