Health & Nature

Texan by Nature (TxN) partners with 150+ conservation organizations across Texas to accelerate conservation action and impact. TxN aggregates and distributes conservation news and events from the partner network to increase engagement and awareness in conservation efforts. Browse opportunities to get involved with TxN and TxN’s conservation partner network below and use the search bar to find events in your area. See a full list of TxN’s conservation partners HERE.


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Texas Land Conservation Conference

Hilton Austin Airport 9515 Hotel Drive, Austin, TX, United States

The 28th Annual Texas Land Conservation Conference will be held February 28 - March 1, 2024, at the Hilton Austin Airport. The conference is the preeminent statewide meeting for anyone working in the field of land and water conservation, private landowners interested in conserving their land, government, business and NGO agency partners, and any personRead More

$100 – $375

Toddler Yoga with ATX Yoga Girl in Pease Park

Pease Park Great Lawn 1100 Kingsbury Street, Austin, United States

Come stretch, breathe, move, dance, relax, create, and have FUN! These classes will include age-appropriate yoga and movement, including breathing, poses, games, stories, music, relaxation, meditation, and more. Your family will get to practice fine and gross motor skills, social and group skills, and begin to learn mindfulness and breathing/calming tools.  


Mental and Physical Benefits of Being Outside


Webinar with Ken Baum, Department of State Health Services (DSHS)   Join Ken Baum with Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to learn what it offers for Community Health Services, often without any charge. Additionally, a new program has been developed (the first of its kind!) that encourages citizens young and old to utilize greenRead More


Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance Monthly Online Lecture Series “Water Wonks” Lecture #2 Use Of Comprehensive Models For Targeting Green Stormwater Infrastructure.


Presenter: Dr. Sheeba M. Thomas Dominguez (San Antonio River Authority Senior Technical Engineer). The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) has been working on the development of comprehensive water quality models, tools, and analysis for more than a decade for quantitative water quality master planning and Best Management Practice (BMP)/Low Impact Development (LID) prioritization ofRead More


Online Guide Training


Join Families in Nature (FIN) for our condensed Guide Development Training Program! During this online course, you will learn tips and tricks to confidently and comfortably lead groups of people in the outdoors, including topics like how to manage wildlife and weather, how to use nature as a tool to enhance your time outside, andRead More

Free – $250

Native Plant Society of Texas Spring Symposium

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin, TX, United States

The hybrid Native Plant Society of Texas 2024 Spring Symposium is coming to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center March 2nd; register now to celebrate native plants and attend in person or stream the event live, and receive event recordings. You'll learn about a native plant initiative in Lewisville, Texas; plant propagation; Texas butterflies, mothsRead More

$25 – $65

Horticulture Hour: Pollinator Workshop

Pease Park 1100 Kingsbury Street, Austin, TX, United States

Horticulture Hour is a series for community members to participate in environmental learning with Pease Park Conservancy. We will talk about various environmental topics, conservation happenings in the park, and ways to implement similar concepts on your landscapes. During this installment, you can expect to learn to identify pollinator plants and organisms.


More Green Time, Less Screen Time


Webinar with Sarah Nielsen, M.Ed., Health Educator, SG Wellness, LLC Studies show that direct exposure to nature has positive effects on a child’s physical and emotional development. Green time sessions give children the opportunity to unplug and balance out their screen time exposure with mindfulness, sensory awareness and curiosity. Each session begins with a seriesRead More


Forest Bathing Walk

Blair Woods Nature Preserve 5401 E. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, United States

Join Families in Nature Program Coordinator and Nature & Forest Therapy Guide, Jo, on January 28th for an adults only forest bathing experience! Forest bathing is an immersive, guided nature connection experience. It involves slowly wandering outside, activating your senses and exploring the world around you in a deeper way. We will investigate our sensesRead More


Spring Break Family Camping March 14-17, 2024

Galveston Island State Park 14901 FM 3005 Rd, Galveston, United States

Join Families in Nature on a Spring Break adventure to Galveston Island State Park! From March 14-17th we will be camping on the beach side of Galveston Island, exploring the ocean, bay wetlands and rare coastal prairie habitat. This is a great opportunity to explore multiple eco-regions with your family, while engaging in fun, hands-onRead More


Trash Bash 2024

Armand Bayou 7500 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, United States

Trash Bash is the largest, single-day waterway cleanup in Texas. GBF hosts the cleanup at Bay Area Park and surrounding areas from 8:30 am - 11:30 am and welcomes volunteers of all ages. All volunteers will receive lunch and a


Breaking Play Barriers: How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Let PLAY Lead the Way


Teacher Workshop with Adrienne F. Hofmann M.Ed, Founder & Director, Nature Play All Day - A Nature and Play-Based Early Childhood Program Play Barriers are the inhibiting beliefs and practices that hinder early childhood educators from embracing play-based learning. Many of these beliefs stem from childhood memories or have even been passed down generation afterRead More


Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance-Monthly Online Lecture Series “Water Wonks” Lecture #3 Integrating Stormwater Ecosystem Services Into Local Governance


Speaker: Danielle Craig. Graduate Part-Time Instructor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Texas Tech University This research identifies key indicators for stormwater ecosystem services within the comprehensive plans and land development regulations in the Austin-San Antonio Corridor. The rapid urbanization in the Corridor has significant implications for both quality and quantity of stormwater. Identification of key indicatorsRead More