Flour Bluff ISD is the recipient of a Texas Children in Nature (TCiN) award in the education category. The District was awarded the statewide award for our work to engage students with conservation education via the Junior Master Naturalist, Citizen Science programs, Birding Clubs and Nature Clubs at campuses across the District. The TCiN organization presented the award and recognized the District for going above and beyond to connect children and families with nature to improve their health and well being.
Flour Bluff Intermediate teachers Ada Anderson and Janice Ainbinder accepted the award during the TCiN Champion Awards Luncheon on the District’s behalf for their dedication and work to grow environmental education and programs at their campus. Mrs. Anderson had this to say during the luncheon, “Children are naturally curious and I’m so glad they have a safe place to foster a love for the environment where they can foster the growth of awareness and become citizen scientist.”
Flour Bluff ISD instills a love of the outdoors and respect for the environment with our students through outdoor gardens in many of our campuses; Oceans class and Jr. Naturalist program at the Intermediate campus; access to the the Wetlands Preserves for all students to study and learn; various environmental science course offerings at the Intermediate, Junior High and High School campuses; and various outdoor spaces for students to play, learn and grow.
TCiN is a program of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), that supports a network of over 500 partner organizations that are dedicated to creating equitable access to nature for all Texans.