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.


Dr. John Crompton

Texas A&M University
AwardsRecipient of the Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Research Award (NRPA)NRPA Distinguished Professional AwardNRPA National Literary AwardTTRA Travel Research AwardNational Park Foundation's Cornelius Amory Pugsley MedalThe SPRE Distinguished Colleague and Teaching AwardsTRAPS and NRPA Southwest Region Fellow Awards Minnie Stevens Piper Professor for Teaching Excellence in the state of TexasUS Department of Agriculture National Teaching AwardRegents ProfessorPresidential Professor for Teaching ExcellenceCintron University Professor for Undergraduate Teaching ExcellenceAssociation of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Awards in Teaching, Research, and Graduate Student MentoringVice Chancellor of Agriculture Award for Excellence in Graduate TeachingSenior Fellow in AgriLife ResearchPresident George H.W. Bush Excellence in Public Service AwardSenior Fellow of the World Leisure Academy Fellow of the International Academy of the Study of TourismSpecialty
Marketing and financing in parks, leisure management, tourism, and conservation
Other Professional Experience
Managing Director, Loughborough Recreation Consultants Ltd; Past-President: American Academy of Park and Recreation Administration, Texas Recreation and Park Society, Society of Park and Recreation Educators, and Academy of Leisure Sciences.
Biographical Profile