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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Linda Welsh, PhD

Early Childhood/Higher Education Consultant
Dr. Linda Welsh is exploring where to put her energies in this next phase of her life. The preciousness of our connection to nature to heal and transform and the urgency to find ways for all to experience this connection is driving her exploration. While on the board of directors of Child Inc., Austin's Head Start agency, Linda helped establish OLÉ play environments at two Austin Child Inc centers with a goal to transform all of the outdoor environments in the agency. Linda has served as a faculty member and department chair in Child Development at Austin Community College, as the dean for doctoral students at National American University, and as the first Early Childhood Coordinator for the City of Austin. Dr. Welsh has a PhD in Educational Administration with a concentration in Community College Leadership; a MA in Child Development and Family Relations from the University of Texas at Austin; and a BS in Elementary Education and Education of the Hearing Impaired from the University of Illinois.
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Friday, December 7

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