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
How to Institutionalize Outdoor Learning

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This session will focus on how to support the institutionalization of Outdoor learning within a school district and City.  We will dive into how you can successfully establish relationships and leverage the strengths of various partners.  Case studies will focus on the Austin Independent School District, the City of Austin, Pharr- San Juan- Alamo ISD, and The National Wildlife Federation and the successes and challenges that have been faced in creating a groundwork for connecting children to nature.  

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Marya Fowler

Director of Education - Outreach Programs, National Wildlife Federation, South Central Region
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Anne Muller

Outdoor Learning Specialist, Austin ISD
Anne Muller is the Outdoor Learning Specialist for the Austin Independent School District. She works to connect children to nature through supporting the district curriculum, facilities use for green schoolyard features, professional development, field trips to the district demonstration... Read More →

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