Inspired by Women Who Care

Six years ago my mother approached me with an idea. She wanted to write a book about all the amazing women that had helped shape the conservation movement in Texas. At the time, I was busy with a new job as the director for Texas Children in Nature, but the idea lingered and eventually demandedContinue reading “Inspired by Women Who Care”

The Journey of Writing from the Heart

In 2017 I was standing at the edge of a parking lot at a nature center in the Rio Grande Valley looking at birds with my mother and husband. We had just returned from a hot, dusty 2 mile walk into the thorn scrub of south Texas. Our walk yielded a few species, but the woodsContinue reading “The Journey of Writing from the Heart”

Interview on New 8 Austin

From the interview with Jeff Stensland:  Just a few hundred feet from one of the area’s busiest highways, you might hear a trickle from a nearby waterfall at the nature and Science Center in South Austin. The center has engaged visitors you and old for more than a century. Margaret Russell runs the center, whichContinue reading “Interview on New 8 Austin”

Press Release for Texas Children in Nature

“Every Kid In A Park” Initiative Addresses Problems of Inactivity and Obesity, Promotes Health and Learning AUSTIN — A new National Parks Foundation initiative announced Feb. 19 by the White House emphasizes goals shared by a growing Texas coalition of partners with chapters in major cities, the Texas Children in Nature collaborative. The ‘Every Kid in a Park’ initiative givesContinue reading “Press Release for Texas Children in Nature”