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This is a collection of published works, presentations, and film work for Jennifer Bristol. I hope to continue to add to this as I get things published or continue speaking on the topic of finding balance with nature and connecting children to the outdoors.

Books:

Parking Lot Birding: A Fun Guide to Discovering Birds in Texas, A&M University Press

Book Reviews- Parking Lot Birding: A Fun Guide to Discovering Birds in Texas

Texas Highways Magazine- Dan Oko- October 2020- About Parking Lot and Cemetery Birding

Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, August, 2020

Austin American Statesman, - Michael Barnes- May 2020

Publications:

Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, January 2019 feature, Camping at School

Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, July 2017 article- Natural Play

Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, August 2016 article- There's an App for That

Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, April 2016 feature- 35 Ways to Get Out and Play

Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, May 2016 article- A Family That Birds Together

Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, November 2014 Article - Fire Craft 101

Guest Blogs and Podcasts:

Marfa Public Radio- Nature Notes program

Women Birders Happy Hour: with Hannah Buschert - Click here to hear the PodCast

Spill the Beans Pod Cast- Birds and Nature

Texas Children in Nature

Children & Nature Network

Passport to Texas- Podcast- https://passporttotexas.org/2017/07/04/

Under the Texas Sky- Podcast- https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/releases/?req=20190312a

Awards:

Westcave- Celebration of Children and Nature- Enduring Dedication Award https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGMtdguBV5E

Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy- Champions of Conservation Award https://www.philhardbergerpark.org/champions-of-conservation-event

Texas Biding Classic- Most Valuable Birder Award- 2018 & 2019

In The News:

Grand Opening for Will Smith Zoo School- San Antonio- https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/San-Antonio-Zoo-opens-new-nature-exploratory-12489241.php

Texas Heritage For Living, Summer 2016 issue; Into the Wild

River River Radio; Nacogdoches talk to help parents prioritize outdoor play

Children & Nature Network; Texas Children in Nature Aims to End Nature Deficit Disorder

San Antonio Express News; Showing Kids the Wild Side of Life

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; New National Initiative Mirrors Texas Children in Nature Effort

News 8 Time Warner Cable- February 4, 2015 Topic- Texas Children in Nature

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; News Release- Texas Nature Challenge Connects the Families with the Outdoors

Austin American Statesman; Burning Pines "Kick Ash" Run at Bastrop State Park

Bastrop Advertiser; National Trails Day

Texas Parks and Wildlife; News Release - National Trails Day

Speaking Engagements:

Association for Learning Environments - South Texas Chapter- Keynote- 2019

Texas Association for Environmental Educators - Keynote - 2018

Texas Children in Nature Summit- Keynote and workshops- 2018 & 2017

SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture- 2016- Get Out and Play to be Healthier, Happier and Smarter

Podcast With Sustainable Mind- 2015- topic- Children in Nature http://asustainablemind.com/014-jenniferbristol-2/

SXSW Eco- October 2014 Topic- Breaking Down Barriers, Creating Access to Nature for Families. This was a really fun talk that I put together with my father, George Bristol. George is a writer, conservationist and one of the most skilled political consultants ever.

Texas Master Naturalist Conference - 2015 - Topics - Engaging Young Families in Outdoor Activities and Connecting with Families Through Media to Get Them Into Nature

Children & Nature Conference - 2015- Topic- Engaging Diversity in Careers in the Outdoors

Children & Nature Conference- 2015- Topic- Texas Children in Nature

Informal Science Educators Association- February 20, 2015 Topic- Network Weaving to Build Smart Communities.

Camp Fire Central Texas- February 4, 2015 Topic- Fundraising

Leadership Austin- November 21, 2014 Topic- Creating Access to Nature in and Urban Setting. Building Multi-generational stewards.

Camp Fire Program Advisory Luncheon - November 12, 2014 Topic- Connecting children with nature to build leadership skills.

University of Texas, Pricilla Pond Flawn Family Lab- October, 2014 Topic- Family Nature Clubs. Follow up blog for Texas Children in Nature.

Austin Youth River Watch- July 2014 - Community Form on Austin Teens and the Environment video from the talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwJKiXuWZYY

Texas Master Naturalist- Workshop

Film Work: I've worked on over 20 films, TV shows, music videos and advertisements, this is a short list of that work.

Monster Hunter

Love and a 45

Tin Cup

Tornado

8 Seconds- The Lane Frost Story

Franky Starlight

My Boyfriends Back

Ned Blessing; the true story

A Mother's Gift