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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Walter Stankiewicz

Texas Parks and Wildlife- VISTA
AmeriCorps - VISTA
AmeriCorps is a federally-funded program that finds solutions to alleviate poverty in the United States. AmeriCorps’s approach to doing so can take several forms, but this session will discuss the VISTA (Volunteer In Service To America) program at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. A VISTA member takes pride in enhancing indirect community service such as long-term community development and growth, outreach, and partnership collaboration. Within the Texas Children in Nature community and State Parks, VISTAs explore how creating a positive connection with nature helps individuals rise out of poverty. In this presentation, we will discuss some of the VISTA projects that exemplify this mission. We’ll highlight projects and share research that supports the connection between nature and positive impact on children.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, December 6

11:05am CST