The 2021 Texas Children in Nature Network Summit

Join us for our 2021 Summit.

Dates: December 2-3

Location: Fort Worth, TX

Hosts: Botanical Research Institute of Texas and Fort Worth Botanic Garden

The 2021 Texas Children in Nature Network Summit: Inspiring Leaders for Healthier, Happier, and Smarter Kids will take place on December 2-3, 2021. The Summit is a full day (8:30-6:00) Thursday, and a half-day (8:30-12:00) Friday with optional post-conference workshops on Friday afternoon.

During this two-day Summit, TCiNN will bring together health, education, built environment, faith and conservation community leaders to shape an even brighter future for the children of Texas. TCiNN will convene over 250 community leaders to strengthen the network and develop opportunities and policies that will connect more children and families in nature.

During 2020 many things changed in the world and for Texas Children in Nature Network. One of the biggest lessons from the pandemic has been in importance of equitable access to nature for our health and the need for more space for us to live, learn and play outdoors. With this in mind TCiNN has planned this year’s Summit with a focus on our lessons learned this past year, and how to move forward in a world looking for more opportunities in nature.

Keynote Speakers: Texas Children in Nature Network is excited to announce our two keynotes for this Summit:

Equity Panel: Friday morning, December 3rd, will feature a panel discussion of the importance of creating a more equitable outdoors, and creating a welcoming experience at our nature sites. Panel speakers will include: David Buggs, Melinda Chow, Alex Bailey, Rocio Villalobos, and Jaime Gonzalez.

Summit Session Strands

Post Conference Workshops

Poster Sessions

TCiNN is hosting a poster sharing session on Thursday during the Summit. Share programs, research or ways you are connecting children and families to nature during this time.

Register today!

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Meals and Happy Hours

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