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 • 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) Grant Workshop

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Looking for a way to fund your program to get children in nature? The CO-OP grant might be your answer. Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) grant provides funding to tax-exempt organizations for projects that involve under-served populations in environmental, conservation, or outdoor recreation programs.  CO-OP supports such activities as field-investigations, environmental education, hiking, wildlife viewing, camping, fishing, orienteering, geocaching, canoeing/kayaking and outdoor cooking.
In this workshop, CO-OP staff will discuss program requirements, provide an overview of the application process and answer questions from applicants. Workshop is FREE. Grants range $5,000 to $50,000 for a one-year project.  
Workshop: Friday, December 7 
1:30 pm to 4 pm
Marina View Room 
Click here to register for the workshop. 
This workshop is free, but you must click the above link to RSVP. 


Carly Blankenship

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Cappy Smith

CO-OP Grant Manager, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Friday December 7, 2018 1:30pm - 4:00pm CST
Marina View