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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Dr. Stephen Pont

Texas Department of State Health Services
Medical Director
After nearly a decade of practicing general pediatrics in primarily Spanish speaking safety net clinics, co-founding Dell Children’s childhood obesity center, and serving as the Medical Director for Austin Independent School District, Dr. Pont joined the Texas Department of State Health Services in 2017 to lead the newly formed Office of Science and Population Health. Dr. Pont has served on numerous state and national grants, committees and initiatives including co-founding and serving as inaugural chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Obesity and being the lead author on the AAP Policy Statement Stigma Experienced by Children and Adolescents with Obesity. Dr. Pont is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the UT Dell Medical School and is passionate about finding novel and stealthy ways to help children and families make healthy changes leading to healthy, happy lives. Nature is a key way to achieve this goal: get children into nature, provide a healthy snack and so many medical risk factors or conditions can improve. Dr. Pont has served on the C&NN Board of Directors since 2016.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, December 6

10:45am CST