Corpus Christi Organizations Honored for work to Connect Children with Nature
Three Corpus Christi area organizations and one state agency will be honored Dec. 6, 2018 at the Texas Children in Nature (TCiN) statewide Summit and Champions Luncheon. The Summit brings together leaders from the conservation, education, health, faith and youth development communities to share innovations and network to turn inspiration into action. The TCiN network is proud to honor four organizations that go above and beyond to connect children and families with nature to improve their health and wellbeing, and provide a sense of place.
TCiN is a program of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), that supports a network of over 500 partner organizations that are dedicated to creating equitable access to nature for all Texans. Research shows that children spend between 7-11 hours per day indoors with media and only minutes per day playing in nature. This shift in behavior has lead to a rise in childhood obesity, depression and a host of other health related issues. The good news is research also shows that when children and families who learn and play in nature they are healthier, happier, and even perform better in school.
All are invited to celebrate this year’s honorees at the Texas Children in Nature Champions Luncheon on December 6, 2018 at 11:30am at the Holiday Inn Downtown Corpus Christi, TX. Attendees will learn more about these amazing organizations and what they are doing to improve the lives of children and families through a connection with nature. The Luncheon is part of the two-day Summit.