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Nature Every Day for Every Child

Texas Children in Nature - HOU

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Help us build a region where all children can play, learn and grow in nature.

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Every child deserves nature every day. Playing and learning in nature is linked to increased creativity, problem-solving and emotional intelligence - as well as reduced rates of obesity and depression.

More kids than ever are spending more time indoors, connected to a device, increasingly inactive and out of touch with the natural world. It’s a gap that has to be bridged, so we’re working on ways to reconnect children and families to nature across the Houston region.

The Texas Children in Nature - Houston Collaborative is a regional coalition of environmental, government and education professionals working to provide abundant access to high-quality nature to all children, under the premise that all children need and deserve nature every day.

This means:

Promoting policies and programs that connect children to nature at schools, childcare and daycare centers.

Developing replicable and scalable pocket park habitats (i.e. prairie, wetland, forest) for deployment throughout the Houston region.

Laying the framework for the Houston Pocket Park Conservancy that will provide and protect valuable greenspace distributed throughout the neighborhood fabric.

Streamlining environmentally-based educational resources for teachers at all levels.

Unstructured time learning and playing in nature increases creativity, problem-solving, and emotional intelligence, while reducing obesity, inactivity and tendencies toward violence.

If you want to provide children in the Houston region with abundant access to nature and wildlife, and the benefit of well-rounded, nature-based learning, help us raise $16,000 to ensure this mission moves forward and recieves the hard work and dedication it deserves. This amount will match the proceeds of the 2015 People and Nature Conference which are already dedicated to TCiN-H.

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