Texas Women in Conservation

Audubon's Texas Women in Conservation Program debuted in 2015 to honor the role that women play in the conservation field in the Lone Star State, and to inspire the next generation of female conservationists. The program includes the annual Audubon Texas Women in Conservation Luncheon featuring The Terry Hershey Awards.

Proceeds from the event support conservation education, notably Audubon’s Conservation Leaders Program for Young Women, which provides opportunities for high school students to become more involved in environmental science. In this innovative program, students participate in hands-on nature-based programs at our three nature centers in Texas, as well as conduct extensive field research in nearby natural resource areas. The program culminates in a community science camping trip where outdoor science education is delivered from Audubon Texas educators, with additional training from conservation partners. Due to the generosity and dedication of our donors, this program is managed at no cost to the participants. Click here to support this program and help us build the next generation of conservationists!

Due to COVID-19, our next Texas Women in Conservation celebration will take place in Spring 2022. 
 
To learn more about the luncheon or the Terry Hershey Awards, please contact Ashley Kjos at ashley.kjos@audubon.org.

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Join us in celebrating Texas Women in Conservation in 2021

Video: Audubon Texas Women in Conservation Virtual Event, featuring the 2020 Terry Hershey Awards
Women In Conservation

Video: Audubon Texas Women in Conservation Virtual Event, featuring the 2020 Terry Hershey Awards

"Needless to say, we're celebrating a bit differently than we have in past years!"

Video: 2020 Terry Hershey Award Honorees Preview
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Video: 2020 Terry Hershey Award Honorees Preview

Congratulations to Anne Brown, Janette Monear, Julie Shackelford, and Gail Thomas

2020 Terry Hershey Award Honorees
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2020 Terry Hershey Award Honorees

Congratulations to Anne Brown, Janette Monear, Julie Shackelford, and Gail Thomas

Four Honored with the 2019 Terry Hershey Award
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Four Honored with the 2019 Terry Hershey Award

The Honorable Valarie Bristol, Carolyn Chipman Evans, Susan Kaderka, and Dianne Wassenich honored at the fifth annual Texas Women in Conservation Luncheon

2019 Terry Hershey Award Honorees
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2019 Terry Hershey Award Honorees

Congratulations to Valarie Bristol, Carolyn Chipman Evans, Susan Kaderka, and Dianne Wassenich

Audubon Texas Announces Winners of the 2019 Women in Conservation Awards
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Audubon Texas Announces Winners of the 2019 Women in Conservation Awards

These women lead the way in protecting the rich lands, waters and wildlife of Texas.

2018 Terry Hershey Award Honorees
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2018 Terry Hershey Award Honorees

Congratulations to Claire Peterson Caudill, Linda Shead and Maxine Johnston.

2017 Terry Hershey Award Honorees
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2017 Terry Hershey Award Honorees

Congratulations to Blair Fitzsimons, Karen Hixon, Susan Hughes, and Ruth Lofgren

2016 Terry Hershey Award Honorees
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2016 Terry Hershey Award Honorees

Congratulations to Janice Bezanson, Deborah Clark, Ann Hamilton, and Marty Leonard

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