Texas Children in Nature Network Summit
October 4, 2023 2pm
Awareness about nature, which should grow organically from a young age is missing in today's world. In this age of electronics and competitiveness, our lives have become mechanical, and we are missing out on the best and free things that our planet offers. We don't want to be in a situation where we tell our future generations that, Once upon a time....there was Nature!
Deforestation, the pollution of air and waterways, habitat...more
October 18, 2023 2pm
Since children spend a majority of their waking hours in school it is important that they have an environment that encourages physical activity and stresses outdoor play. Community members, families and others concerned about child health can have an impact on school health decisions by participating on state mandated District School Health Advisory Councils (SHACs). The SHACs address school district policies and programs that impact...more
November 1, 2023 2pm
How can we move beyond a Land Acknowledgement toward support, inclusion, and belonging of Native American and Indigenous families and communities? Join us for an Equity Spotlight on Native American and Indigenous communities with Skye Howell, MEd (she/her) Potawatomi/Ottawa, who is a partner at Full Humanity. Learn more from the perspective and collective wisdom of Native communities.
October 14, 2023 10am
Join the Texas team of the Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) for a teacher workshop on highlighting Civic Science programming designed specifically for Middle and High School educators and students in Texas! Our program empowers teachers to inspire students to become informed and engaged citizens, equipped with critical thinking skills and a deep understanding of science, technology, and civic issues. Discover innovative...more
November 4, 2023 10am
The Basic Mycology 1A class will cover an intro to Kingdom Fungi for youth educators, that will include taxonomy, anatomy/life cycle, ecological roles, the importance of fungi, and will focus on Basidomycota and Ascomycota, spotlighting on a few of the most noticeable groups within the phyla. The attendees will learn about the fungi identification process and how to use various resources to do K-12 lesson plans and outdoor...more
Partner Professional Developments
October 11, 2023 2pm
Partner Webinar with Kiki Corry with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Liz Baker and Carla Bailey with Texas Education Agency
Nothing compares to a child’s wonder as they discover something new. They are natural born scientists asking questions, observing with ALL the senses, and looking for patterns to make sense of the world. They don’t know that they are investigating phenomena, exhibiting scientific and engineering practices...more
Upcoming Regional Collaborative Meetings
Austin: September 11 at 9:00 - for more information email Ashleigh Cibelli-Pettus
Caprock: September 29 - for more information email Sarah Coles
Coastal Bend: For more information email Lari Jo Edwards
Heart of Texas: August 17 - for more information email: Erin Shields
Houston: September 12 - for more information email: Dany Millikin
North Texas: September 22 - for more information email Anna Lewis
Pineywoods: October 24 - for more information email: Ted Stevens
Rio Grande Valley: September 26 - for more information email Marisa Oliva
San Antonio: September 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.