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Explore the Outdoors!

There are many ways to get out and explore nature in Texas. We promote nature exploration at all levels, but stress that nature doesn't have to be a grand adventure to a faraway place. Nature is all around us—in your back yard, a local park, your school campus or at a near-by nature center.


Nature Rocks Texas

Find green-spaces and activities near you.

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Family Nature Walks

Prompts of different types of walks you can take as a family. Go for a walk and take your photos with #texaschidreninnature

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Texas Nature Challenge

Join Texas Children in Nature Network, Texas A&M Forest Service and Texan by Nature for this nature activity hunt across the state


Texas-inspired Curriculum

Learn about nature through a myriad of curriculum that exists for both formal and informal educators to use.


Family Nature Clubs

Connect with like-minded families and get outdoors. Nature Clubs are a great way to get involved and get the benefits of time in nature.


Campus Campouts

Turn your schoolyard into a park for a day or weekend! This how-to guide helps parents, teachers and administrators understand how.

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Top Places to Spend Time in Nature Near You Documents

Find 2-Page documents for cities in Texas with suggested places to spend time in nature. These documents highlight spaces that are easily accessible via public and active transportation.

Cities Featured

  • Austin
  • More to Come