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.

Houston Audubon November Speaker Event: The Genius of Birds @ Matchbox 4
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For decades, people have written off birds as largely witless, driven solely by instinct, and their brains as primitive, capable of only the simplest mental processes.  But it is not so. Jennifer Ackerman, and her book “The Genius of Birds” explores the new view of birds as “thinkers”—cunning, playful, witty, greedy, cranky, joyful, competitive.  She looks at the intelligence of birds within the context of easily observed behavior in our own surroundings and brings to it the latest science from lab and field. Join the Houston Audubon for an interesting presentation from Jennifer Ackerman about birds and their amazing intelligence.

Houston Audubon has partnered with Blue Willow Bookshop for this event. Pre-order your copy of the Genius of Birds with Blue Willow though this link:… or purchase your book at the event. 15% of all book sales will be donated to Houston Audubon and there will be a book signing after the presentation. Although this is a free event, seating is limited so get your tickets online.