The Texas Youth Hunting Program (TYHP), in partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife, Land Owners and Volunteers takes youth 9-17 years of age on hunts throughout the state.  We educate youth on ethical, safe hunting, wildlife conservation and wildlife management.  We have over 1400 volunteer Huntmasters in 8 areas and over 150 Landowners statewide. Huntmasters are trained and certified volunteers who run all aspects of a hunt.  TYHP provides all training and background checks for our volunteers and we insure each hunt to protect our land owners.  Youth must complete Hunter Education before they can participate and must register online for membership and hunts.  Priority goes to hunters who have not hunted in the program.  Go to WWW.TYHP.ORG for more information and to create a youth account.

Does your family enjoy spending time outside, but sometimes wish you had other families to explore with?  A Family Nature Club is a great way for families to come together to plan outings, learn from each other and even enjoy greater adventures like camping or backpacking. Discover how you can start your own, volunteer lead club and use Nature Rocks Texas to connect with the events, parks, zoos and nature centers in your community. 

Texas Children in Nature has regional collaboratives in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, North Texas, Coastal Bend and the Caprock regions.  Each region meets through out the year to bring the conservation, health, education and youth development communities together.  These dedicated volunteers focus on creating more access to nature, and help raise awareness that children and families who play and learn in nature are Healthier, Happier and Smarter. The collaboratives are open to new organizations or concerned citizens joining any time.  Contact your TCiN grassroots leader to find out how you can get involved.  

Nature Rocks Texas has local websites around the state in Austin, San Antonio, North Texas, Coastal Bend and Caprock regions.  You and your family can stay connected to all the nature-based events and activities as you travel in Texas.  We developed each of the local sites to make it easier to find nature near you. When you travel outside of Texas, be sure to check out Nature Rocks, which is managed by The Nature Conservancy in partnership with the Children & Nature Network.