Commission Agenda Item No. 5
Presenter:  Nancy Herron

Briefing
Texas Children in Nature Strategic Plan
November 4, 2010

I.       Executive Summary:  Staff will brief the Commission on the Texas Children in Nature Strategic Plan requested by legislators.

II.     Discussion:  Under the request of a bipartisan group of legislators, TPWD convened the Texas Partnership for Children in Nature to create a strategic plan for increasing opportunities for children to connect with nature and improve their natural resource literacy.  The Partnership, chaired by TPWD Executive Director Carter Smith, is a public-private cooperative effort including TPWD, the Texas Education Agency, Texas Department of Agriculture and Texas Department of State Health Services along with over 80 professionals from health, education, government, business and non-profit sectors.  The plan will be presented to legislators in a special meeting on November 18, 2010.  A state implementation conference based on the plan will follow on December 3-4, 2010. This briefing will update Commissioners on the main recommendations of the strategic plan.

Attachments — 1

1.      Exhibit A — Letter from Legislators


Commission Agenda Item No. 5
Exhibit A

Letter, Page 1
Letter, Page 1

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