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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Friday, December 7 • 9:30am - 11:15am
Cities Connecting Children to Nature

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Find out how you can better influence change in your city so all children and families have equitable access to nature.  This session will explore the valuable work being done with the Cities Connecting Children to Nature projects in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Participants will hear from leaders in the project, work in small groups to explore ideas, and participate in a larger discussion to come up with tangible actions. We all have the ability to influence how children and families connect with nature in our rapidly growing urban areas.  

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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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Margaret Lamar

Children & Nature Network

Thea Platz

Director Environmental Outdoor Education, North East ISD -all

Friday December 7, 2018 9:30am - 11:15am CST
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