The Texas Forest Service actively provides workshops for children to re-connect to nature. The Marshall News Messenger ran an article on such, 'Nature Realized' seminars planned" Sunday, July 06, 2008
EXTRACT: " "We will be delivering this program state-wide through out the year," Ms. Soldinger added.
"'Nature Realized' is a seminar series consisting of six themes developed for parents, grandparents and adults who impact children ages 0-18," the TFS agent said. "Participants learn how to utilize local resources that provide opportunities for connecting children to the land."
The various themes include:
Emotional and Spiritual Connection; Physical and mental health.
Free Play vs. Structured; Time and Technology.
Dangers and Fears; Plugging into Local Resources."
If you are interested in your childrens health and development in this area, contact
Ms. Soldinger at 979-458-6649; Wes Moorehead, Marshall District Forester, at 903-938-8712; or Michelle Gonzales at 979-458-6650.