Texas Children in Nature Summit and Champion Awards Luncheon @ El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel
Nov 7 @ 7:30 am – Nov 8 @ 1:30 pm

*First Annual Texas Children in Nature (TCiN) Summit and Champion Awards Luncheon (11/7 & 8/17) – San Antonio:  During this two-day Summit, TCiN will bring together the health, education, built environment, faith, and conservation community leaders to shape an even brighter future for the children of Texas. You are invited to explore the latest research, share ideas, and learn from fellow innovators to strengthen the connection between children, communities and nature. For just $135 you will hear from 57 speakers in 40 sessions over the course of two days, and join in the Champion Awards Lunch to  celebrate 1 individual and 3 organizations who have gone above and beyond to improve the lives of children through a connection with nature. CLICK HERE to registered and find the full schedule.  Contact Jennifer Bristol ( for sponsorship information.

The Swamp Thing Gala – Bayou Land Conservancy Benefit @ Southwestern Energy Headquarters
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join Bayou Land Conservancy on November 11, 2017, as they celebrate another successful year of conserving land along our bayous, creeks and streams at their “Swamp Thing Gala.” You might even learn some fun facts about wetlands and all the critters and plants that live there. Share a night of inspiration with co-workers, clients, friends and nature lovers. Who knows, you could catch a glimpse of the mysterious “swamp thing”! The event will be held at the beautiful Southwestern Energy Headquarters, a 26-acre property located adjacent to the Spring Creek Greenway just off I-45. The grounds are planted with native plants and grasses that are irrigated with water from the nearby retention ponds. The sites serves as an excellent example of environmentally friendly actions that we can all employ. Tickets and sponsorships are on sale and can be purchased online at