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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Kari Warden

I-20 Wildlife Preserve & Jenna Welch Nature Study Center
Early Childhood Education Director
Odessa/Midland, Texas Area
Kari Warden is currently the Early Childhood Education Coordinator for I-20 Wildlife Preserve and Jenna Welch Nature Study Center. This spring, Kari launched a new program that focuses on real world science and outdoor education for the preschool learner. Kari believes outdoor education begins close to home and starts at an early age. Using her passion for the outdoors and teaching background, Kari hopes to encourage young children to be aware of their immediate surroundings and the natural environment. Kari has a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Early Childhood Education from Texas State University. She also has ten+ years of teaching experience with a range from pre-school to fourth grade. In addition, (More Importantly) she is a mother and home-school teacher to her own two nature loving children ages 7 & 5. Her husband and herself are outdoor enthusiast and take their children on adventures from mountains, down rivers, and on coastal shores. Kari hopes to find a community of like minded teachers wiling to help our preschool children get more time outside. Lets set our children up with the confidence they need to be successful in kindergarten. Studies show that kids who play and learn outside are Healthier, Happier, & Smarter.