Conference

Envision_Final.jpg

Children & Nature Network Conference & Gala - 2015

Texas Children in Nature was excited to Co-host the Children & Nature Conference -2015 alongside the Children & Nature Network and Westcave Discovery Center of Austin. Attendees were inspired and empowered by leaders from the conservation, health, youth development, technology and urban planning communities. At the Conference we also hosted the first annual Nature Heroes Awards to honor the amazing volunteers who have helped build the movement.

Check out our featured blog posts to hear feedback from attendees.

TCiN group.jpg

Texas Children in Nature - Nature Hero Awards

At the Children & Nature Gala on April 7, 2015 TCiN honored the regional leaders who volunteer their time to connect with the partners and families in their areas. Their dedication, passion and tireless work has allowed TCiN to engage over 300 partners and connect almost 4 million children with nature across Texas.

TCiN Nancy.jpg

Carter Smith- Executive Director, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department- TPWD

Nancy Herron- Director, Outreach and Education, TPWD

Richard Louv- Author, "Last Child in the Woods"

TCiN Molly.jpg

Carter Smith- Executive Director, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department- TPWD

Molly Stevens- Executive Director, Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center,

Regional Leader- Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin

Richard Louv- Author, "Last Child in the Woods"

TCiN Jaime.jpg

Carter Smith- Executive Director, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department- TPWD

Jaime González- Conservation Education Director, Katy Prairie Conservancy

Regional co-leader, Texas Children in Nature - Houston

Richard Louv- Author, "Last Child in the Woods"

TCiN Colleen.jpg

Carter Smith- Executive Director, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department- TPWD

Colleen McCue- Outreach and Education, Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, University of Texas Marine Science Institute

Regional Leader- Texas Children in Nature- South Texas

Richard Louv- Author, "Last Child in the Woods"

TCiN Koy.jpg

Carter Smith- Executive Director, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department- TPWD

Koy Coffer- Kerr County 4-H Agent

Regional Leader, Texas Children in Nature- San Antonio

Richard Louv- Author, "Last Child in the Woods"

TCiN Jen.jpg

Jennifer Bristol- Texas Children in Nature, Coordinator

Nancy Herron- Director, Outreach and Education, TPWD

Johnnie Smith- Conservation Education Manager, TPWD

TCiN Carter Jen rich.jpg

Carter Smith- Executive Director, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department- TPWD

Jennifer Bristol- Coordinator, Texas Children in Nature

Richard Louv- Author, "Last Child in the Woods"