Events

Virtual Webinars

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February 1, 2023 2pm

Study, Track, remOve and Prevent (STOP) is a survey method to gather data on types and abundance of litter. STOP consists of measuring a 100 ft (or less) transect, picking up all trash larger than a cigarette butt in that area, then cataloging items. Participants enter surveys into the Texas Litter Database (txlitter.org) where it is used by scientists for research. We'll talk about results...

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February 15, 2023 2pm

Webinar with Mark Faries, PhD and Michael Lopez, DrPH of Texas A&M

This webinar will introduce the One Health model and its traditional use, and provide suggestions and real world examples for how One Health can be utilized as a framework for active living and nature programs.

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March 1, 2023 2pm

Webinar with Jonathan Lowell

By 2050, the population of Texas is predicted to double with resources and critical infrastructure expected to experience increased strain due to prolonged droughts, record-breaking heat waves, and destructive floods. In response, the University of Texas at Austin convened Planet Texas 2050, a research grand challenge focused on these looming realities of climate change and population influx in the state of...

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April 5, 2023 2pm

Webinar with Corina Newsome, National Wildlife Federation

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Birds and people share ecosystems and resources, from the city to the country, from coast to coast, and everywhere in between. In a similar way, the injustices faced by people, especially Black and Brown communities, also impact birds, both in people’s freedom to enjoy them and in the science we use to conserve them. Join ornithologist Corina Newsome as she...

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May 3, 2023 2pm

Webinar with Starla Simmons with the University of Texas at Austin

We depend on nature for our health, well-being, and survival. There is a growing body of research that proves the many benefits of spending time in nature from simply walking in the park to engaging in clinical ecotherapy interventions. Mindfulness is an ancient practice that has been clinically proven to support mental health. Participants in this workshop will gain an...

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June 7, 2023 2pm

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

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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...

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Teacher Workshops

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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

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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...

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April 15, 2023 10am

Join the National Wildlife Federation as we delve into how to bring teaching outside for young children even when the environment may be a bit… hostile (thanks Texas). With a lens on early childhood, we will look at how and why outdoor learning benefits students, how to conduct a risk assessment, what to do with inclement weather, and real life examples of wonderful activities used to enhance the learning experiences of young children...

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Partner Virtual Field Trips

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February 10, 2023 2pm

Tour McDonald Observatory with Judy Meyer, K12 Education Program Coordinator, and learn about developments in science, technology, and our understanding of the universe. Everything expands: our telescopes get bigger, the known universe expands, and our knowledge increases.

Webinar is offered at 2:00 (central) on February 10, 2023

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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.