Professional Dev & Leadership

Professional Dev & Leadership Professional Dev & Leadership
Real change often starts with great leadership. Trained leaders understand our natural surroundings and can better educate others about the natural world around us.

Activity Ideas
Professional Development
Attend a workshop on using nature, the environment and nature skills with curriculum. Examples include Project Learning Tree, ProjectWild, .
Nature Club
Sponsor a youth nature club, Boy Scout, Girl Scout, Campfire, 4-H or other group at your school, community center, park , etc.
Student-led Nature Events
Host student-driven events that celebrate nature: Earth Day, National Trails Day, Clean-up events, etc.
Service Learning
Follow Service Learning process to investigate a local habitat need; create community partnerships; use youth voice and leadership; work to find and implement solutions. Reflect, share observations and discoveries, and celebrate your successes.
Youth Nature Training Partnerships
Develop a partnership with your local park, Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, or other orgnaization that will provide youth nature training
Student-led Outdoor Projects
Encourge youth and students to take the initiative to enhance and implement habitat projects and learning activities.
Links to more Web Resources


Visit the Resources page for more ideas.

Texas Parks & Wildlife
Texas Education Agency
Blue Cross Blue Shield
TASC Student Council
Texas Dept. of Agriculture
Texas Children in Nature
Texas Computer Education Association