Texan by Nature is pleased to announce a generous contribution from Phillips 66 to the Texan by Nature Conservation Project, Texas Children in Nature (TCiN) for the purpose of enhancing access to nature and nature-based education for children and families in Texas.
The gift allows the project to partner with hundreds of conservation organizations across Texas to connect them with the best youth-focused nature-based programming available, encouraging children and families to spend more time outside enjoying the mental and physical health benefits provided by nature.
“Texan by Nature’s Conservation Wrangler Projects highlight the very best in Texan-led conservation, and Texas Children in Nature is no exception. Their focus on creating quality resources for more Texas families to get into nature allows for organizations from across the state to access the best practice, programs, and publications available. By acting as a central hub and ensuring these organizations are collaborating effectively, Texas can shine as a premiere example of addressing the critical need of ensuring children are spending adequate time in nature.” – Christie Cowan, Texan by Nature
TCiN achieves its mission of connecting children with nature by leading Regional Collaboratives, consisting of youth-focused organizations, that provide local, hands-on programming from 8 regions across the state. Regions impacted include Caprock, North Texas, Austin, San Antonio, Pineywoods, Houston, Coastal Bend, and the Rio Grande Valley with two more to come in El Paso and Waco.
Through their Regional Collaboratives efforts, TCiN works with over 500 local and state partners in health, education, community development, and conservation fields. In 2019 alone, TCiN partners engaged over 4 million Texas families with nature-based initiatives. TCiN serves as a statewide networking hub, participating in statewide leadership teams, providing resources to encourage children and families to spend time in nature, and addressing pressing issues such as equity and access to the outdoors, community development, and public health policy.
About Phillips 66
Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Phillips 66 Partners, the company’s master limited partnership, is integral to the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,500 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $55 billion of assets as of June 30, 2020. For more information, visit www.phillips66.com or follow us on Twitter @Phillips66Co.
About Texan by Nature
Texan by Nature (TxN) unites business and conservation leaders who believe Texas’ prosperity is dependent on the conservation of its natural resources. TxN amplifies projects and activates new investment in conservation which returns real benefits for people, prosperity, and natural resources. Texan by Nature achieves mission goals through the Texan by Nature Certification program, Conservation Wrangler program, Symposia Series, and the Texan by Nature 20. Get involved and learn more at www.texanbynature.org and follow on Facebook @TexanbyNature, Twitter @TexanbyNature, and Instagram @texanbynature.
About Texas Children in Nature
Children who spend time in nature are healthier, happier and smarter. In 2010 the Texas Children in Nature Network (TCiN) was created to address the growing concern of the lack of nature in children’s lives. TCiN achieves its mission of connecting children with nature through regional collaboratives across the state – working with over 500 local and state partners in the health, education, community development and conservation fields. TCiN serves as a statewide networking hub, participating in various statewide leadership teams, providing resources to encourage children and families to spend time in nature, and addressing pressing issues such as equity and access to the outdoors, community development and public health policy. Visit https://www.texaschildreninnature.org/ for more information.