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.


Peggy Carnahan

Our Lady of the Lake University
Peggy Carnahan has devoted her career to the teaching of science and the teaching of science teachers. A former science teacher at Jay High School and secondary science supervisor for the District, Carnahan served Northside for more than 20 years. Her contributions to the District continue today, through her work at Our Lady of the Lake University, where, as the director of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education, she helps science teachers obtain tuition-free master's degrees. Carnahan has received numerous teaching awards and is recognized across the state and the nation as an innovative leader of science education. In her 44-year career Peggy Carnahan has taught high school biology, directed the science program for NISD, directed one of the five national implementation sites for Project 2061 of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), directed the San Antonio Rural Systemic Initiative funded by NSF, founded the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at OLLU, through grants funded master’s degrees for 500 science teachers, and established the state’s largest, most active, and most respected science teacher network. Educator and Industry Advisory Boards established by Carnahan keep her informed of both school and community needs and in touch with potential opportunities to further the growth of science teachers. She was the first female to be named a Fellow of the Texas Academy of Science. Those who work and learn with Peggy Carnahan consider themselves inescapably “Pegged for life.”