At the Children & Nature Gala on April 7, 2015 the Texas Children in Nature (TCiN) initiative honored the regional leaders who volunteer their time to connect with the partners and families in their areas. No one is more deserving of a Nature Hero award than UTMSI’s Colleen McCue. Colleen is the volunteer and outreach coordinator for the Mission-Aransas Reserve. She also serves as the South Texas Regional Leader for Texas Children in Nature. Colleen’s dedication, passion and tireless work has helped TCiN to engage over 300 partners and connect almost 4 million children with nature across Texas.
"She is truly deserving of the Texas Children in Nature - Nature Hero Award. She is a thoughtful and strategic leader for the south Texas region and is so well respected by the partners in the area, as well as her peers around the state,” said Jennifer Bristol, State Coordinator for the Texas Children in Nature Network.
Under Colleen's leadership, the South Texas Region has done more outreach events and connected with more partners to helped raise awareness about why it is so important that we all work together to connect children and families with nature.