In 2016 the TCiN Steering Committee and other partners took on the task of updating the strategic plan to reflect the growth of the state and the growth of the children in nature movement. The Full Report and Executive Summary where released in Dec. 2016 to set the course for the next five year with the hope that through partnerships, collaboration, and raising awareness we can better connect all Texas children and their families with nature.
In 2010, the Texas Children in Nature partnership was formed along with the Texas Children in Nature Strategic Plan that was designed to guide the network as it grew. Today, we are three years into working towards the goals and objectives of the plan. It is worth celebrating some amazing accomplishments that have taken place around the state over the past three years. The goals and accomplishments are listed for each focus area of the strategic plan. In each category the accomplishments are either a direct result of a partner taking action, or are the results of contributions made towards an outcome. We know that we cannot possibly capture all of the impact that the research and movement has had on each organization, but we have tried to accumulate the highlights. Thank you for all you do to connect children with nature.
Please see the accompanying letter of support from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Executive Director- Carter Smith.