Jennifer L. Bristol
Jennifer is dedicated to connecting all Texas children and their families with nature. As a Park Ranger at Bastrop State Park, she worked to bring the community together through events, including a countywide National Trails Day event. In 2011, as Program Director of Camp Fire, she developed award winning conservation curriculum and outdoor skill programming that continues to connect children of all ages and their families with nature. Currently, as the Texas Children in Nature Coordinator, Jennifer works with over 375 partners around the state and in Central Texas to collaborate on projects, raise awareness and improve access to nature. Additionally she supports eight regional collaboratives who have served 3.1 million children in 2016 and acts as a conduit to share resources, information and ideas to help drive the Children in Nature movement forward. She has been a business owner and marketing director, but getting kids outside is her life-long endeavor of enduring dedication!
Like Westcave, which has been inspiring children and adults for decades, this award recognizes that there are many who have been toiling in the Children and Nature field for many years.