Saturday, November 27, 2021
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Nature Challenge website launched recently, connecting Texans with fun, creative ways to explore the outdoors, learn new skills and get involved in their community. This statewide tool is the result of a shared vision between Texas Children in Nature Network, Texan by Nature and Texas A&M Forest Service.

The Nature Challenge desktop website encourages Texans to explore nature near and far by completing challenges and earning digital badges, allowing users to track their progress in a Challenge Progress Report.

“Often times, the hardest part about getting out into nature and improving the environment is simply knowing where to start,” said Jacey Tosh, Texas A&M Forest Service Conservation and Education Coordinator. “Nature Challenge makes it easier than ever by connecting Texans with opportunities to learn new skills, have some fun and make a difference at the same time.”

The website features an interactive map and directories that users of all ages can use to find exciting challenges. These challenges feature place-based adventures at various locations, thematic challenges that can be done anywhere and challenges that can be completed at home.

“The Nature Challenge provides the perfect opportunity for every Texan to have fun and learn something new while enjoying the physical, mental and emotional benefits of being in nature,” said Joni Carswell, CEO and President of Texan by Nature.

Nature Challenge represents a community for all things outdoors and a location where nature-related organizations can come together and easily promote their services, opportunities, and activities – and it’s free to use.

Organizations and institutions that are committed to providing high quality environmental education and increased nature access, can participate in Nature Challenge by submitting challenges online at https://texasforestinfo.tamu.edu/naturechallenge/?page=page_4.

Learn, explore and make a difference with Nature Challenge by visiting naturechallenge.tamu.edu.

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