Events

Webinars

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February 28, 2024 2pm

Join Ken Baum with Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to learn what it offers for Community Health Services, often without any charge. Additionally, a new program has been developed (the first of its kind!) that encourages citizens young and old to utilize green space, outdoors, and nature, to nurture their mental health. These resources are being distributed to parks, trails, and paths and have the ability to access additional...

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March 6, 2024 2pm

Webinar with Sarah Nielsen, M.Ed., Health Educator, SG Wellness, LLC

Studies show that direct exposure to nature has positive effects on a child’s physical and emotional development. Green time sessions give children the opportunity to unplug and balance out their screen time exposure with mindfulness, sensory awareness and curiosity. Each session begins with a series of breathing and grounding exercises designed to calm and center the...

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April 3, 2024 2pm

Webinar with Brooke Mellen - Founder, Cultured Forest

Join Cultured Forest for a webinar looking at the research and recent trends surrounding Forest Therapy practices around the world while also increasing your understanding behind the theories surrounding this Japanese practice. Brooke Mellen who founded Cultured Forest is the presenter and she started the nature based well-being company when she recognized a personal need to connect...

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April 10, 2024 2pm

Webinar with Jessica Lagalo with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Life is better outside! The Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP) grant provides $5,000- $100,000 in competitive grant awards to organizations that engage underrepresented audiences in outdoor recreation, environmental education, and conservation, in direct partnership with TPWD sites, programs, and resources. CO-OP grant recipients are...

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April 17, 2024 2pm

Health Webinar with Alison Baylis - Regional Urban Ecologist, Urban & Community Forestry, Texas A&M Forest Service

Trees in urban environments provide an array of health and well-being benefits that sustain our cities. This webinar will focus on some of those critical benefits and explore the relationship between trees, human health, well-being, and environmental justice in the urban setting. Research has shown that trees offer...

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May 1, 2024 2pm

Webinar with Claire Howell, Founder and Director of Creation Care at Disciple City Church & Reverend Mel Callaway, Creation Care Ministry at Grace Avenue United Methodist Church

We know access to food, nature, and resources is a limiting factor for many people, including children. This webinar will focus on the stories of two faith-based Creation Care ministries who desire to use their land and resources for hands-on learning and...

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June 5, 2024 2pm

Webinar with Ted Stevens, Education Director, Texas Forestry Association

Learn how to use Project Learning Tree's new Green Jobs guide that is TEKS-aligned and STEM correlated to inspire your students to pursue a future career working outdoors in a natural resource forestry related career. The guide contains four fun hands-on activities to explore this topic with your middle school and high school 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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Teacher Workshops

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March 23, 2024 10am

Teacher Workshop with Adrienne F. Hofmann M.Ed, Founder & Director, Nature Play All Day - A Nature and Play-Based Early Childhood Program

Play Barriers are the inhibiting beliefs and practices that hinder early childhood educators from embracing play-based learning. Many of these beliefs stem from childhood memories or have even been passed down generation after generation, with no direct experience or factual truth. Breaking play...

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April 13, 2024 10am

Teacher Workshop with Amber Brown - Conservation Education Specialist, Texas Wildlife Association

The Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) strives to bring natural resource, conservation, and wildlife education into the classroom using innovative and quality techniques - all programs, whether a digital lesson, hands-on material, or educator-led activity, are engaging and offered at no cost! During the workshop, we will dive into the...

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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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Partner Professional Developments

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March 20, 2024 2pm

Partner Exclusive Webinar with April Strickland, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, Extension Agent - Better Living for Texans-McLennan County

Attendees will hear specific strategies that Better Living for Texans (BLT) Texas A&M Agrilife Extension of McLennan County Agent, April Strickland, has found successful in building lasting and productive community partnerships and furthering community engagement. Research will be shared from...

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Partner Virtual Field Trips

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April 19, 2024 2pm

Partner Virtual Field Trip

We invite you to the Piney Woods region of Texas as we explore the W.G. Jones State Forest. Learn the rich history of one of the nation’s largest working urban forests, tracking back to the 1920s. Delve into the biology, conservation, and management of the residential endangered Red Cockaded Woodpecker population, and discover the various recreational and education opportunities available from youth field...

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Upcoming Regional Collaborative Meetings

Austin: February 5 - 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: : 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: January 24 - 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.