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.
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 Parks and Wildlife Magazine, August, 2020
Austin American Statesman, May 2020
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
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
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
Passport to Texas– Podcast- https://passporttotexas.org/2017/07/04/
Under the Texas Sky– Podcast- https://tpwd.texas.gov/newsmedia/releases/?req=20190312a
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.