OLE! Texas Local Chapters

OLE! Texas Partners operate local chapter coalitions in Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, Harris County, and Lubbock. Coalition members work together to generate and improve local resources for ECE programs to be able to implement OLE in their facilities. Specific actions of the local chapters differ by region, but generally include: 

  • Creating and implementing chapter-specific action plans
  • Connecting local designers to designer trainings to ensure local design capacity.
  • Establishing systems to support ECE’s to improve their outdoor spaces according to best practice.
  • Identification of grant opportunities to expand regional initiatives.

If you are interested in joining a local chapter coalition or are an ECE interested in local resources, please contact the following: 

Austin ChapterLady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at education@wildflower.org or 512-232-0100 

Dallas/Fort Worth ChapterBotanical Research Institute of Texas Early Childhood Program Manager at cpotemkin@brit.org or 817-332-4441 x231 

Harris County Chapter: Harris County Public Health; more information coming soon. 

Lubbock ChapterTexas Tech Coalition for Natural Learning at hs.cnl@ttu.edu