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.


Katie Chennisi

Harris County Public Health
Public Health Analyst
Katie Chennisi is a Public Health Analyst at Harris County Public Health (HCPH). Katie oversees various chronic disease prevention activities, including components of the Healthy Living Matters collaborative. Prior to coming to HCPH, Katie was the Coordinator for the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System (TECPDS). In this role Katie managed a statewide system aimed at making quality professional development opportunities more accessible to individuals working with young children. Katie grew up in the Dominican Republic, and completed most of her schooling there, including her Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Psychology at the Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra. Shortly after graduating she moved to Houston in order to pursue her graduate studies, and in 2010 obtained her Master’s in Public Health from The University of Texas School of Public Health.