Cowgirl Words

This is a collection of published works, news events, 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.


Book Reviews


Guest Blogs and Podcasts


In The News

Speaking Engagements

  • Birding the Border 2023 – AgriLife – keynote 2023
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.