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
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:
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.