Health & Nature

Texan by Nature (TxN) partners with 130+ 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.

Moth Night!

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center 655 Martin Lane, Combine, TX, United States

Join the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center for their 2nd Annual Moth Week event at the center Friday, July 29th! Texas Parks & Wildlife Urban Biologist Sam Kieschnick will be our special guest speaker for this fun-filled event! Your ticket includes a presentation by Sam in addition to multiple mothing stations set up at theRead More


Spending Strategies for the Child Care Relief Fund


Are you looking for ways to improve your Early Childcare Center? Interested in learning how to green your space so children can spend more time outdoors? Join Texas Children in Nature Network and Texas Workforce Solutions to learn about a great option for funding to install an Outdoor Learning environment. Join us as we hearRead More


Creating Healthy Community Connections with Walk with a Doc


Walk with a Doc is a national program aimed to make hope and health accessible to everyone through a community walk in nature to engage patients in a comfortable environment about their health. Join Dr. Amanda Mohammed to learn about Walk with a Doc, the benefits of walking, and how to start a Walk withRead More



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

Fortlandia, our annual exhibition of secret hideouts, is taking place in a new location — the Luci and Ian Family Garden. This year’s lineup of custom forts will transport you to imaginary worlds and spark an appreciation for art and nature. There will also be a bonus installation along the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-BikeRead More


Virtual Forest Therapy (Bathing) Walk


You are invited to relax and unwind on a forest therapy walk led by Courtney Crim, Ed.D., and Laura Allen, Ph.D., professors at Trinity University and Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Certified Guides. Inspired by Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing), “Forest Therapy refers to the practice of spending time in forested areas for the purpose ofRead More


All of It, All at Once: Weaving Nature Into Communities for Human Health, Climate Readiness, Equity, Biodiversity, and Much More!


The benefits that nature provides are oftentimes put into tidy boxes. Yet, when we restore or recreate nature where it has been lost, we energize places and spaces to do many, many things simultaneously - such as bolster climate readiness, engage in placemaking and Indigenous presence, uplift human and biodiversity health, activate artistic avenues, etc.Read More


Texas Hemp Summit

A&M Agrilife Research and Extension Center 17360 Coit Rd, Dallas, TX, United States

Introducing the first annual Texas Hemp Summit a two-day B2B event produced by the Texas Hemp Coalition that will focus on the business side of the Texas hemp industry through educational discussions related to farming, processing, cannabinoids, fiber, and retail topics concerning Texas hemp operators.


Toddler Tracks

Wildcat Bluff Nature Center 2301 N Soncy Rd, Amarillo, TX, United States

Toddler Tracks is for explorers aged 5 and under and a caregiver. Wildcat Bluff will host a nature-themed storytime, do a craft or hands-on activity and go for a nature walk on Libb's Trail. Dress for the weather and bring a water bottle, we go out for our nature walk in all kinds of weather,Read More


Mindfulness in Nature


We depend on nature for our health, well-being, and survival. There is a growing body of research that proves the many benefits of spending time in nature from simply walking in the park to engaging in clinical ecotherapy interventions. Mindfulness is an ancient practice that has been clinically proven to support mental health. Participants inRead More


How to Talk to Kids About Climate Change


Climate change creates a lot of big feelings for kids and adults alike. Join us to learn how to process these feelings and create a safe space for kids to do the same. We will explore emotions and provide practical tools and techniques you can use today!


Restore: A Mother’s Day Celebration

Ardor Wood Farm 300 Lockwood Road, Red Rock, TX, United States

Join Families in Nature Program Coordinator and Forest Therapy Guide, Jordan, for a relaxing morning at Commons Ford Ranch. The afternoon will include: Forest Bathing, translated from the Japanese practice Shinrin-Yoku (bathing in the forest), is the art of slowing down and immersing oneself in nature to help lower stress, increase awareness and improve overallRead More


Our Resilient Nature: Meditations at Headwaters

Headwaters at the Comal 333 E Klingemann St, New Braunfels, TX, United States

During this guided meditation, participants will be encouraged to connect with the surrounding environment, as well as themselves. It will be an opportunity to slow down the nervous system through breathwork and by simply being outside. In nature, people start to become more aware that they are not alone and are part of something greater.Read More


5th Annual National Trails Day on the Violet Crown Trail Fun Run!

The Violet Crown Trail Dick Nichols Park 8011 Beckett Rd, Austin, TX, United States

Join Hill Country Conservancy for our fifth annual National Trails Day Fun Run on the Violet Crown Trail! National Trails Day is a nationwide event held to encourage people to discover their local trails and celebrate spending time outdoors, and what better way to celebrate than enjoying the Violet Crown Trail? This year the funRead More