Events

Texas Children in Nature Network Summit

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December 11, 2024 12pm - December 13, 2024 12:30pm

2024 Texas Children in Nature Network Summit

December 11-13, 2024 at the Waco Convention Center in Waco, Texas

Presented by H-E-B.

Location: 100 Washington Ave, Waco, TX 76701

During this three-day Summit, TCiNN will bring...

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Fundraising Events

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June 20, 2024 11:30am - June 20, 2024 10pm

Join us at SoupLeaf Hot Pot

Your Purchase Supports the Work of our Statewide Non-Profit Organization working to Ensure Equitable Access and Connection to Nature for All Children in Texas

June 20, 2024: 11:30-3pm and 5-10pm

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Webinars

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July 10, 2024 2pm

Webinar with John N. McGovern, JD, Principal-in-Charge, Accessibility Practice, WT Group

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to facilities and parks, as well as programs and services. It applies to the State of Texas, to every one of the 254 counties, and all the 1,221 cities and towns. School districts too are subject to the ADA. How can you determine if an outdoor recreation site is accessible to people with...

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August 7, 2024 2pm

Webinar with Dr. Courtney Crim and Dr. Laura Allen - Trinity University, Department of Education

It is well known that unplugging from daily demands is beneficial for our well-being. Time spent in nature offers this much-needed relief. However, when we shared this insight with college students already feeling overwhelmed, their response was often, "We don't have time." To address this challenge, we brainstormed ways to help students...

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August 21, 2024 2pm

Health webinar with Jay Maddock, Ph.D., FAAHB, Director of the Center for Health & Nature & Regents Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at Texas A&M

Founded in 2018, the Center for Health & Nature is a unique collaboration between Houston Methodist, Texan by Nature, and the Texas A&M Health Science Center, to drive research to study the impact of nature on health with evidence-based...

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September 4, 2024 2pm

Webinar with Brenda Kessler, Project Manager, Children & Nature Network

There is growing momentum worldwide to scale school ground greening as a sensible and thoughtful approach to increase climate resilience, enhance biodiversity, improve health and education outcomes, and strengthen communities, especially for those most impacted by systems of inequity and environmental injustices. Mounting scientific evidence suggests that...

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October 2, 2024 2pm

Webinar with Jill Wood & Brett Sillers, Founders of Free Play Houston

Free Play Houston and Bayou City Play are two organizations working in Texas’ largest city to advocate for children and their right to play. Both are centered around the belief that every community benefits when we create time and space for play, whether at a local park, community center, school or a willing neighbor’s yard. When we say ‘yes’ to children’s play,...

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October 16, 2024 7pm

Teacher Workshop and Health Webinar with Erin Largo-Wight, University of North Florida Professor, Department of Public Health PhD and Director, Institute of Environmental Research & Education (IERE)

The relationship between passive nature contact and health is both intuitive and supported by a growing body of research evidence. The nature and health relationship has broad implications ranging from public health policy to urban...

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November 6, 2024 2pm

Webinar with Marisa Oliva-Rodriguez, Health and Nature Liaison, Texas Children in Nature Network

In 2023, the Rio Grande Valley launched its first Nature Smart Library Lending Backpack program, in coordination with local libraries, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Driscoll Health Plan, and Texas Children in Nature Network. Since then, 60 backpacks have been deployed across eight libraries in Hidalgo and Cameron County, giving families access...

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November 13, 2024 2pm

Webinar with Dr. Jennifer Conner - Vice President of Rural Health, American Heart Association, Southwest Region (AR, CO, NM, OK, TX, WY), Veronica Sanchez - Senior Director of Healthcare Systems & Community Impact, American Heart Association (Houston, TX), and Jessica Donze Black, RD, MPH - National Vice President of Community Health, American Heart Association & American Stroke Association (Dallas, TX)

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Teacher Workshops

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September 14, 2024 10am

Teacher Workshop with Abigail Jacks, Environmental Science Education Manager, The Witte Museum

Few animals inspire minds the way that Cretaceous-era creatures do! By learning about the land through the lens of dinosaurs, educators can craft connections and interest in natural sciences for learners of all ages. Attendees will come away from this session with tips, tricks and methods for planning prehistoric content that will inspire...

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October 16, 2024 7pm

Teacher Workshop and Health Webinar with Erin Largo-Wight, University of North Florida Professor, Department of Public Health PhD and Director, Institute of Environmental Research & Education (IERE)

The relationship between passive nature contact and health is both intuitive and supported by a growing body of research evidence. The nature and health relationship has broad implications ranging from public health policy to urban...

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November 9, 2024 10am

Virtual Teacher Workshop with Maria F. “Masi” Mejia-Serna, Manager of Education Programs, East Foundation

Join the East Foundation Education Team as we highlight our programming in the classroom, on the land, and in partnership with like-minded organizations. In the classroom, we have deployed Texas Wildlife Association’s Wildlife by Design to over 100,000 students since 2014. These lessons are state science curriculum aligned and focus...

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Partner Professional Developments

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June 12, 2024 2pm

Partner Exclusive Webinar with Stephanie Regets, Program Director with the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority - Canyon Lake Gorge

To dam or not to dam! Stephanie Regets, Program Director with the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority - Canyon Lake Gorge, will share how their nature site teaches students about the value and purpose of dams and will demonstrate how it directly ties the lesson to the new STEM and the UPDATED Science Texas...

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September 18, 2024 2pm

Partner Exclusive Webinar with Susan Kaderka

Grant writing is essentially an exercise in making a case for why a funder should support your organization. Each part of a grant proposal can and should contribute to making a strong case. In this webinar, we will frame the component parts of a generic grant proposal--Organizational History, Statement of Need, Project Description, Evaluation, Budget, Attachments—as a series of questions that...

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December 18, 2024 2pm

Partner Exclusive Webinar with Warinda Harris, Organizer, Central Texas Interfaith (CTI)

Central Texas Interfaith (CTI) is a non-partisan broad-based coalition of over 50 congregations, schools, health clinics, workers’ groups, and social service organizations in the 10-county area of central Texas. Founded in East Austin by its oldest institutions of color, we have created systemic change for over 35 years through institutional...

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Partner Virtual Field Trips

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August 9, 2024 2pm

Partner Virtual Field Trip with Jace Tunnell, Director of Community Engagement at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC)

The Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at TAMUCC conducts weekly beach surveys to see what is washing up along our shorelines to educate the public about the amazing place we live. Jace Tunnell will present live at the beach about...

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October 25, 2024 2pm

Partner Exlusive Virtual Field Trip with PEAS

Come tour the PEAS Community Farm & Urban Orchard with the PEAS Pod! This interactive field trip will be a blend of a tour of the farm and orchard and participating (virtually) in activities led by PEAS’ outdoor educators. As we explore the various aspects and features of the farm, PEAS staff will model lessons and activities that can be used to engage learners of all ages outdoors. You...

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Upcoming Regional Collaborative Meetings

Austin: April 1 - for more information email Ashleigh Cibelli-Pettus

Caprock: January 30 - for more information email Sarah Coles

Coastal Bend: February 21 - for more information email Lari Jo Edwards

Heart of Texas: February 22 - for more information email: Erin Shields

Houston: : April 23 - For more informtion email: Dany Millikin

North Texas: February 16 - for more information email Anna Lewis

Pineywoods: - for more information email: Ted Stevens

Rio Grande Valley: February 8 - for more information email Marisa Oliva

San Antonio: March 27 - for more information email: Stephanie Regets

Interested in Presenting?

Are you interested in presenting at one of our webinars and workshops? We are always looking for innovative programs and resources to share with our partners. To propose a session fill out our interest form.