Virtual Webinars

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September 28, 2022 1pm

Webinar with Dr. Debra Kellstedt with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

About this event

Research shows that spending time in nature is good for our physical and mental health. Increasingly doctors are starting to prescribe park time to their patients to encourage more time in nature to improve their patients’ health. Join Dr. Kellstedt from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension as she discusses the Park Prescription program and...


October 12, 2022 2pm

A webinar with Fiona Wyrtzen, Youth Forest Council Intern Alum for the City of Austin

Accessing nature can be a struggle for those with different abilities, and one of the best ways to make nature accessible is to look at each person’s individual needs. Using the film DisabiliTree: A Film on Disability and Trees, we will look at how some individuals with disabilities navigate disability and accessibility in nature....

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November 9, 2022 2pm

A Webinar with Jaime Gonzalez with The Nature Conservancy

The benefits that nature provides is oftentimes put into tidy boxes. Yet, when we restore or recreate nature where it has been lost, we energize places and spaces to do many, many things simultaneously - such as bolster climate readiness, engage in placemaking and Indigenous presence, uplift human and biodiversity health, activate artistic avenues, etc.. Join The Nature...

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June 7, 2023 2pm

A Webinar with Melody Alcazar with the City of Austin and Kevin Lanza with UT Health

About this event

As temperatures rise and heat waves become more frequent and intense because of climate change, it’s critical to understand how trees and other sources of shade affect temperatures and how children play, especially in under-resourced communities that often have higher temperatures, less nature access, and less supportive...


Teacher Workshops

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October 15, 2022 9am

Teacher Workshop with Dr. Debbie Rhea with the Liink Project

About this event

This is a two hour interactive workshop covering several topics focused on healing children through recess/play. Recess, defined as unstructured, outdoor play will be discussed in great detail. Play has profound biological effects on children and adolescents. Consequently, this has direct effects on how they feel, behave, and function as they mature....

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November 5, 2022 9am

Teacher Workshop with Dr. Courtney Crim and Dr. Laura Allen of Trinity University

About this event

Description: You are invited to relax and unwind on a forest therapy walk led by Courtney Crim, Ed.D., and Laura Allen, Ph.D., professors at Trinity University and Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Certified Guides. Inspired by Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing), “Forest Therapy refers to the practice of spending time in forested...

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February 11, 2023 10am

Curious about behavioral settings and looping pathways in playground design? Join Beth Edwards from Green Space Learning in this session where we will take a more detailed look at best practice indicators established by The Natural Learning Initiative (NLI) in the College of Design at NC State University. These practices are the foundation for OLE! Texas certified playgrounds and they can even be adapted to level up spaces used by older...

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March 25, 2023 10am

Teacher Workshop with Jennifer Russell Baker with the NEST School

About this event

Are your students exhibiting any of the following: crying, angry outbursts, inattentiveness, hyperactivity? Did you know that many of these behaviors are because students have not yet learned how to identify and manage their emotions? Just like we teach math and reading we also must teach emotional regulation and social skills. This is where social...


Virtual Meet-Ups

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October 14, 2022 2pm

Join our partners in a virtual field trip to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, Texas.

About this event

FREd Talks: Past, Present, and Future at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center has been a North Texas staple since it opened its doors to the public in 1984. With over 1,000 animals scattered across 1,800 acres, Fossil Rim is a place for families and groups of all shapes and sizes to experience and...

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November 17, 2022 5pm

Partners from across the state gather virtually to learn from each other.



Partner Professional Developments

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November 16, 2022 2pm

Internships provide young adults and seasoned workers with important on the job training and professional experiences to either explore a career path or pave the way for a future working with the organization. These internships are even more valuable to the interns when they are paid. Unfortunately, many times interns are not paid for their time, talents, and treasures because organizations, especially non-profits, typically do not have the...


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.