Jaime González, M.Ed.
Community Conservation Director

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Jaime González works to engage the Greater Houston community in the protection of the Katy Prairie and other local prairies through education and collaboration.  

Jaime works in four principal areas:

  • Design and delivery of education programs for a diverse audience, including families, schoolchildren, retirees, and college students.
  • Ecological restoration on the Katy Prairie Preserve and at over twenty Prairie Builder Schools + Parks throughout Greater Houston.
  • Collaborative action and planning with the larger conservation movement of Greater Houston and Texas.
  • Creative content delivery including graphic arts, videography, photography, and social media content.

Jaime earned a Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction - Science Education (2007) and a B.S. in Biology (1996) both from the University of Houston. He is currently pursuing a graduate-level Certificate in Environmental Communications from the Nicholas School for the Environment at Duke University.

Committees & Collaborations



  • 2015 - Catalyst Award in recognition and honor of those who actions and ideas improve the quality of Houstonians' lives. Presented by Houston Tomorrow.
  • 2015 - Grassroots Leader Award in recognition for regional leadership (Greater Houston) in the Texas Children in Nature movement. Presented by Texas Children in Nature.
  • 2015 - Wild Partners Award in recognition of leadership on the Get Out Here Houston initiative. Presented by Houston Wilderness and accepted on behalf of the Coastal Prairie Partnership.
  • 2014 -  Prairie Preservationist Award in recognition of outstanding efforts to preserve Texas native prairies. Presented by Native Prairies Association of Texas.
  • 2011 - Elizabeth Hull Abernathy Award in recognition of outstanding contribution to environmental education of youth. Presented by the Garden Club of America.
  • 2011 - Alban-Heiser Award in recognition of contribution to the preservation of Texas' heritage of living creatures and their environment.
  • 2011 - Ann Lyon Crammond Award for outstanding education exhibit which best demonstrates a particular aspect of horticulture, gardening or landscape design. Presented by the Garden Club of America and accepted on behalf of the Katy Prairie Conservancy and Coastal Prairie Partnership.
  • 2009 - Army and Sarah Emmott Environmental Conservation Award for work in furthering the restoration of the Texas Coastal Prairie. Presented by the Citizens Environmental Coalition.

Areas of focus

  • Globalism and local wildlife conservation, environmental education, children in nature initiatives, prairie restoration, urban ecology, amphibian biodiversity, social media and its relationship to conservation.