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Children in Nature

Parent and Teacher Resources

The future of the Texas Hill Country really lies in the hands of next generations. Kids spend so much time at the computer, playing organized team sports and preparing for standardized tests, how will they learn about our water systems, native plants and land stewardship strategies? We encourage parents and teachers to connect with each other and provide plenty of opportunities to teach Hill Country kids about caring for our natural world and also how to plan and build sustainable communities.

Area nature centers are a great place to start. They are often a destination for school field trips and they typically have great resources about the local ecology and hydrology. Other great starting points are the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Water Development Board.

With your help, we will keep this resource page current with news and helpful links to foster smart kids who care for the Hill Country. Please send in your suggestions and additions to

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