Splash Into Science Snorkel Program launches at Spring Lake

Splash Into Science Snorkel Program launches at Spring Lake

Spring Lake is renowned for being one of the most biologically diverse aquatic ecosystems in the country. While many visitors view Spring Lake’s artesian springs and teeming aquatic life on a glass-bottom boat, one can now get a closer look by enrolling in a new Splash into Science Snorkel Program from The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University. “Splash into Science is an immersive snorkeling program that provides low-impact educational fun,” said Dr. Rob Dussler,…

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School grant opportunities for green infrastructure projects

Nature Works Everywhere and the Nature Conservancy are awarding grants to support projects that implement green infrastructure to address local environmental challenges. These include: access to healthy food, air quality, heat island effect, climate change, and storm water collection. Young people will work as social innovators to help their communities through project design and implementation. Grants of $2,000 will be awarded to 60 public or charter schools across the United States… Learn more from NatureWorksEverywhere.org

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Encourage the next generation of environmental Stewards!

Encourage the next generation of environmental Stewards!

Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center Empowers New Environmental Leaders Nonprofit Group Announces 2016 Regional Legacy Camp at Shield Ranch Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center through the Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin (CiNCA) is partnering with the Children & Nature Network, El Ranchito Summer Camp, and the Shield Ranch to pilot a Regional Legacy Camp to help inspire and empower the next generation of environmental leaders in Austin. These Natural Leaders (18 -29 years of age) trained in Austin will be part…

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Exciting things happening at Westcave Preserve

Exciting things happening at Westcave Preserve

  Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center will soon be connecting more children with nature with their soon-to-be unveiled Roadrunner Outdoor Adventures Bus. Thanks to the support of Impact Austin and a successful Indiegogo campaign, more than 7,500 school kids will discover the wonders of nature over the next two years. In addition to their weekday school tours, Westcave offers guided tours of their stunning grotto each weekend and hosts monthly star parties where astronomers will be on hand to share their telescopes…

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Teacher Celebration at the Wildflower Center, Sept. 3

Teacher Celebration at the Wildflower Center, Sept. 3

The Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin is holding a Teacher Celebration September 3rd at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Stroll through the gardens at the Wildflower Center and visit with CiNCA member organizations and learn about the variety of school field trip programming and resources available. Light snacks, beer, and wine will be served. Admission is free for teachers. RSVP here

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Finding Nature Near You Just Got Easier

Finding Nature Near You Just Got Easier

Nature Rocks Texas is making it easier for families to get outside and connect with nature. The Nature Rocks Texas website brings together parks, nature centers, zoos, natural areas and nature-based programs and events all in one place. Did you know that Texas has 15 National Parks and Historic sites, and over 90 State Parks? They are all on Nature Rocks Texas along with all the city, county and local parks and natural areas. Explore Nature Rocks Texas and start camping, hiking,…

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International Children & Nature Conference Brings Thought Leaders to Austin

International Children & Nature Conference Brings Thought Leaders to Austin

The Children & Nature Network 2015 Conference at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort on April 7-9 has attracted more than 500 leaders from around the world representing the conservation, health, education, technology and built- environment communities. Attendees will explore innovative ways to encourage families, schools, churches, non-profits and businesses to support getting kids active and into nature. More from TPWD.

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2013 Children in Nature News

September 26, 2013 Connecting Kids with Nature – Mike Mecke What’s Best for Texas? Electronics Whiz Kids Who Are Houseplants, or Computer-Savvy Kids Who Know and Love Nature? Don’t miss Mikes recent columnin Ranch and Rural living Magazine. August 16, 2013 Tools for school teachers about natural resource protection The Texas Wildlife Association (TWA) offers free resources, teaching materials and education programs for Texas teachers to help advance natural resource education. Learn more and pass along to your neighborhood schools.…

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2012 Children in Nature News

November 29, 2012 Help 4th and 5th graders learn about our water Please inform your neighborhood school and contact your children’s teachers directly. TWDB is now taking orders for their award winning Major Rivers Educational Program. Here’s a great opportunity to engage the next generation about how to care for water resources wisely. Learn More October 7, 2012 Forward to Nature A powerful vision for the future of the Hill Country – that’ what we’re talking about! Check out another…

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