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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Shelly Plante

Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept
Nature Tourism Manager
Austin, Texas
Shelly Plante is the Nature Tourism Manager for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, working in the Marketing Group. She oversees the Great Texas Wildlife Trail program and has been a coordinator for the annual Great Texas Birding Classic for the past 20 years. Plante also coordinates and helped develop the Texas Paddling Trails Program. She helps market and promote state parks, works with private landowners and communities on nature tourism development, and serves on the Steering Committee for Texas Children in Nature. In 2013 she became an adjunct professor and lecturer at Texas State University, teaching Planning and Development of Nature and Heritage Tourism. She holds a Master’s of Applied Geography with a focus on Nature and Heritage Tourism from Texas State University and a B.A. in Plan II/Geography from the University of Texas-Austin.