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.


Linda Welsh, PhD

Child Inc Head Start
President, Child Inc Head Start Board of Directors
Dr. Linda Welsh serves as the board president for Child Inc, the Austin area Head Start agency. Believing in the value of nature play for young children, Linda is spearheading an effort to create two OLÉ play environments at Child Inc centers with a goal to transform all of the outdoor environments in the agency. She has served as a faculty member and department chair in Child Development at Austin Community College and as the Early Childhood Coordinator for the City of Austin. Dr. Welsh has a PhD in Educational Administration with a concentration in Community College Leadership and 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.