The Children in Nature Collaborative raises awareness of the issue of children’s health as inextricably linked to play and a relationship to the natural world. To create a world in which all children play, learn, and grow with nature in their everyday lives, the Children in Nature Collaborative engages individuals and organizations to promote personal, institutional, political, and cultural change.
Texas Children in Nature was excited to Co-host the alongside the Children & Nature Network and Westcave Discovery Center of Austin. Attendees were inspired and empowered by leaders from the conservation, health, youth development, technology and urban planning communities. At the Conference we also hosted the first annual Nature Heroes Awards to honor the amazing volunteers who have helped build the movement.
The Children in Nature Collaborative in the San Francisco Bay Area is part of a growing worldwide movement to reconnect children with nature, inspired by Richard Louv’s book, .
At the Children & Nature Gala on April 7, 2015 TCiN honored the regional leaders who volunteer their time to connect with the partners and families in their areas. Their dedication, passion and tireless work has allowed TCiN to engage over 300 partners and connect almost 4 million children with nature across Texas.