Texas Region

Texas is a large state so we have the opportunity to learn from many people belonging to ANCA. We hold our annual meeting every February and try to rotate our meeting around the state so everyone has an opportunity to attend. Our past locations include Dallas, Corpus Christi, Big Bend area and Boerne, Texas. If you are interested in hosting a regional conference, let us know; we would love to talk to you!

Our meeting usually starts with an optional Thursday night social a local restaurant and the main meeting begins on Friday; some host sites may plan some activities for Thursday as well. Our topics are chosen by the regional committee and the host of the meeting. We try to keep them relevant to what is happening in the nature center field and always allow time for attendees to participate in "our version of open space" to make sure the needs of those attending are being addressed.

Average # of Yearly Meetings: 1

Average # of Participants: 25

Region Contact: Linda Dunn, , 972-474-9100

Next Meeting: February 6-7, 2020 at the Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center in Round Mountain, TX

Juggling the R's of Facility Management: Revenue, Reservations, Rentals, Registration

Join us at the beautiful Westcave Preserve near Austin as we focus on the logistics of nature center facility management. Have you ever asked or been asked the following questions:

  • What types of rentals do you do?
  • How much do you charge for rentals?
  • Do you charge for photo shoots?
  • What registration system do you use?
  • Do you charge by the hour or the program?
  • How do you keep track of members?
  • Do you have a store? Who are your vendors?

If you have found yourself asking any of these question, this meeting is for you.


Past Meetings:

  • 2019: In February at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center in San Antonio, TX, the Texas Region focused on the topic: "Nature Centers of the Future: What Role will we Play?" See the agenda here.
  • 2017: The Region met at Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center.