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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Jennifer Bristol

Texas Children In Nature
Jennifer L. Bristol is the author of Parking Lot Birding: A Fun Guide to Discovering Birds in Texas and has contributed articles about nature exploration to Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine and the Children & Nature Network. Her current writing projects with Texas A&M University Press include A Texas Guide to Cemetery Birding, and The Wild Women of Texas: The Story of Conservation in the Lone Star State.

She is the former director of the Texas Children in Nature (TCiN) network at Texas Parks and Wildlife where she developed a grassroots movement around the need to better connect children and families with nature for a healthier and happier future. For her efforts with TCiN she received the Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, Enduring Dedication Award and the Phil Hardburger Park Conservancy, Nature Hero Award. In 2018 and 2019 she received the Greater Texas Birding Classic, Most Valuable Birder Award.

She has been a park ranger, business owner, marketing executive, and scenic painter in the Texas film industry. Having a deep sense of service, she servers on the Environmental Commission and is the former vice chair for the Downtown Commission for the City of Austin. Additionally, she has served on over ten different boards and advisory teams with a focus on conservation and youth development. Bristol resides in Austin with her husband, four charismatic dogs and two horses.