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Studies show that kids who play and learn outside are healthier, happier and smarter. These are the top ten reasons that children need nature to be Healthier, Happier and Smarter. The links below will connect you to research that supports each of the statements and focus areas.


Marketing Materials and Downloads

Please use the resources to spread the word. Our unifying message and brand will help communicate and promote this important initiative to connect children and families with nature. Please communicate with the TCiN coordinator or your regional leader before placing the TCiN logo or Nature Rocks Texas logo on materials. Thank you for all you are doing to connect children and families with nature.


TCiN Strategic Agenda- Full Report- 2016

In 2016 the TCiN Steering Committee and other partners took on the task of updating the strategic plan to reflect the growth of the state and the growth of the children in nature movement. The Full Report and Executive Summary where released in Dec. 2016 to set the course for the next five year with the hope that through partnerships, collaboration, and raising awareness we can better connect all Texas children and their families with...