2021 Texas Children in Nature Network Summit

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December 2, 2021 - December 3, 2021

Join us at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas and the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens for our Annual Conference along with partners from across the state.

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Virtual Workshops

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May 5, 2021 2pm

Workshop with Amanda McMickle of the Will Smith Zoo School at the San Antonio Zoo

Connecting our youngest audiences with nature is so important and beneficial to families and to our world. Not only will parents continue to look for schools and programming for children up to age five, a relationship developed with nature at a young age results in proactive behaviors towards our vulnerable planet well into adulthood. Exposure to...

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June 2, 2021 2pm

Workshop with Rolando Balli of Ozadi

Do you remember the fun of recess at school or the times you would just look at the sky and imagine shapes in the clouds? Do you remember what it was like to be curious of nature and the universe? Many of us do not posses the level of curiosity we once had as children. Yet, the curiosity and awe that is inspired by nature provides mental and physical well-being to children…and adults. This session...

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July 7, 2021 2pm

Preservice teachers face a unique trifecta; they must learn to recognize indicators and impacts of mental health disorders, respond to P-12 students’ mental health needs, and simultaneously support their own mental health during a critical period of adolescent development and transition. Instead of viewing this as “the perfect storm,” we frame this as an opportunity to go beyond providing basic knowledge of mental health issues and find an...


August 4, 2021 2pm

Birding is an activity that can bring so much joy and empowerment to everybody, but not everybody is able to go birding easily. Birdability is a non-profit organization focused on removing barriers to access for birders with mobility challenges, blindness or low vision, intellectual or developmental disabilities (including autism), mental illness, being Deaf or Hard of Hearing and other health concerns. Learn about why this should matter to...


Teacher Workshops

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May 8, 2021 10am - May 8, 2021 12pm

With COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing, schools are looking for creative ways to address the needs of their students in the upcoming school year. Join experts in the field as they discuss the tips and tricks of taking your class outdoors. Also addressed will be best practices of outdoor lessons and how various subjects can be transitioned into outdoors learning. The workshop will feature breakout rooms and work with various experts...


Virtual Meet-Ups

June 3, 2021 5pm

Join partners across the state to network and share what we all have been up to.