Archive for January 23rd, 2015

Event: Children in Nature Conference

Friday, January 23rd, 2015


Getting kids outside.

Getting kids outside.

This is Passport to Texas

Ryan Spenser, manager of the Children and Nature Collaborative in Austin, says the outdoors is transformative.

12— Nature changes lives; I’ve seen it firsthand. And the outdoors provides a perfect opportunity to engage; it gets kids active – mentally and physically. It recharges them emotionally. It brings families together.

And April 7 through 9 the Children and Nature Network Conference takes place at the Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop, Texas.

20— Teachers can take a lot of wonderful things away from this conference; great lessons for inside the classroom and outside the classroom. Parents can learn a lot about how to get their children outside. And folks who work in the conservation field – folks who try to get more people outside – can take a lot away from it as well. The latest trends and opportunities and tools to help reconnect people to nature.

Join leaders from around the world to hear what others are doing to create nature-rich communities. Richard Louv, father of the children and nature movement, will be there.

13— After writing both The last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, he’s set the tone for the past 10 years as to how this movement is going forward. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun, and a great opportunity to see what the future holds for children and nature.

Registration is open and filling fast. Find registration information at

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.