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Our 1-day Summit on Connecting to Nature in an Urban World, April 19, features a morning plenary and roundtable sessions followed by interactive workshops and walkshops in the afternoon. Building on the Summit is our Conference, April 20-21, featuring keynotes speakers, hands-on workshops and networking opportunities.

Please note: Schedules are now locked from being changed. If you would like to make changes to your schedule, please come see us at the registration desk. See you in Vancouver!
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Tuesday, April 18
 

3:00pm

5:30pm

7:00pm

 
Wednesday, April 19
 

7:00am

8:00am

9:30am

10:00am

11:30am

12:00pm

12:30pm

1:00pm

Accepting Louv's Challenge! Make Your Local Schools-Your Community-The Best in the Nation in Connecting Kids to Nature! Stanley Salon 1 (2nd Floor)LIMITEDCinda Hanbuch-Pinkerton • Douglas Horvath Walkshop: Conducting an Outdoor Learning Resource Inventory at Your School OutsideLIMITEDHartley Banack Walkshop: Discover How Educators Are Motivating Students and Families to Explore Nature Together! Mackenzie (Ground Floor)FULLMary Ford • Andrea Gardner • Jonathan R Hultquist Walkshop: Emammal: Exploring Nature with Students through Camera Trapping OutsideLIMITEDElizabeth D. Baird • Cathy Belair • Stephanie Schuttler Walkshop: Exploring a Sense of Place - How to Create Your Own Local Program for Reconnecting with Nature OutsideFULLKaren Harwell Walkshop: Hands-On Stewardship: Service Project at Stanely Park OutsideLIMITEDCJ Goulding • Kari Pocock Walkshop: Hands-on-Nature Anarchy Play OutsideFILLINGRusty Keeler • TD Friends of the Environment Walkshop: Hike it Baby Urban Stroll Experience OutsideLIMITEDShanti Hodges Walkshop: Indigenous Plant Use OutsideFULLLauraleigh Paul Walkshop: Nature Education throughout the Seasons OutsideFULLDrew Monkman • Jacob Rodenburg Walkshop: Risky Play: Part 1 OutsideFULLMarlene Power Walkshop: Stanley Park: Restoration Highlights OutsideFILLINGDana McDonald • Nick Page Walkshop: The Floating Classroom: Academic Engagement through Outdoor Learning OutsideLIMITEDMeg Krueger • Julie Storck Walkshop: The Xwaaqw’um Project (Burgoyne Bay, Salt Spring Island) Stanley Salon 2 (2nd Floor)LIMITEDJoe Akerman • Hwiemtun (Fred Roland) Walkshop: Youth-Led Nature Adventures OutsideLIMITEDMarc Chamberland • Caitlyn Piton Walkshop:The CHANGE Adventure Camp - Building Life Skills by Going Outside OutsideFULLDoug Klein Working at the Intersection of Social Justice and Environmental Education Marine (Ground floor towards the Spa)Jaime Chong • James King • Cynthia Thomashow

3:00pm

3:45pm

4:00pm

4:15pm

5:15pm

7:30pm

 
Thursday, April 20
 

7:00am

8:00am

8:15am

9:15am

9:45am

Learning to Use Behavior Mapping to Capture and Assess Children’s Nature Play in Outdoor Environments Bayshore Grand BallroomFILLINGAdina Cox • Sarah Little • Janet Loebach Health-Promoting, Nature-Based, Urban Design Policy: Living Playgrounds, Community School Grounds, and Playful Pathways Networks Stanley Salon 1 (2nd Floor)FILLINGNilda Cosco • Robin Moore Cultivating and Supporting Culturally Relevant Leaders Seymour (Ground Floor)FILLINGKim Moore Bailey • Marielle Narcisa • Rena Payan • Jimmy Simpson Strengthening Bonds: Understanding Family Dynamics, Habits and Bonding in Nature Play Oak (2nd Floor)FULLMonica Lopez Magee • Hyahno Moser • Brad Rudner • Bree Rudner • Anne Stewart Diapers In the Forest: Fostering Learning Skills for Success Beginning In the Early Years Mackenzie (Ground Floor)FILLINGGenevieve Ploch • Jenn Thrasher • Wilderness Inquiry Using Experiential Education to Advance a Conservation Ethic Across the Spectrum Stanley Salon 2 (2nd Floor)FILLINGMike Bingley • Andrea Gardner • Melissa Lefebvre • Jon Wiersma • TD Friends of the Environment Creative Collaborations Cypress 2 (2nd Floor)FILLINGCheryl Charles • Jennifer Bristol • Karen Keenleyside • Bill Kilburn • Chloe Dragon Smith • Kaleidoscope Foundation Amplifying Voices on the Outside: Highlighting Equitable Engagement of Youth in Nature Cypress 1 (2nd Floor)LIMITEDMikaela Randolph • Maddie Dineen • Ava Holliday • Aparna Rajagopal-Durbn • Elyse Rylander International Policy and Advocacy on Children and Nature: The Growing Political Movement to Connect all Youth to Nature Marine (Ground floor towards the Spa)FULLMartin LeBlanc • Rick Bates • Griffin Longley • Jackie Ostfeld

11:00am

11:15am

The Health Benefits of Nature: An Evidence-Based Medical Review of the Literature Bayshore Grand BallroomFULLDoug Klein • Clark Svrcek Connecting Nature to the Walking Movement: Policies and Programs to Expand Your Reach Cypress 2 (2nd Floor)LIMITEDJaime Zaplatosch • Carmen Harris • Katherine Kraft The Inspire Initiative: Empowering Colorado Youth to Develop Strategies for Strengthening Their Connections to Nature Seymour (Ground Floor)LIMITEDJuan Martinez • Rebecca Colbert • Jackie Miller • Carolyn Verheyen Across the Ages: Addressing Age-Appropriate Engagement in Family Nature Clubs Oak (2nd Floor)FILLINGMonica Lopez Magee • Heather Kuhlken • Tania Moloney • Kristine Webber Get Outside and Play San Antonio! Mackenzie (Ground Floor)LIMITEDDr. Lesley Balido-McClellan • Adriana Becerra • Sandy Weser • Wilderness Inquiry Environmental History as the Spark for Natural History Stanley Salon 2 (2nd Floor)FILLINGSteve Chase • Mark Madison • Lisa Mighetto • Robert Michael Pyle • TD Friends of the Environment All Children Need Nature: Examples from Around the World Stanley Salon 1 (2nd Floor)FULLCheryl Charles • Janani Eswar • Gill Mulholland • Alexandra O'Rourke • Simon Stroud • Kaleidoscope Foundation Transforming Urban Spaces through Co-creation with the Community Cypress 1 (2nd Floor)FILLINGMikaela Randolph • Stephanie Bohr • Angelou Ezeilo • Lisa Hyatt • Lori Robertson Bringing Vibrancy and Health to Urban Settings Marine (Ground floor towards the Spa)FILLINGSara Espinoza • José González • Damien Raffa • Mary Roscoe

12:30pm

1:00pm

2:45pm

Mixed Method Evaluations for the Real World Stanley Salon 1 (2nd Floor)FILLINGCarolyn Bates • Amy Bohnert • Amy Frame Changing the Paradigm: Connecting the Health and Environmental Sectors to Help our Children Thrive Mackenzie (Ground Floor)FILLINGDavid Cohen • Heather Davis • Philip Wu Growth of the Natural Leaders Network: Fresh Tracks and the Regional Legacy Camp Seymour (Ground Floor)LIMITEDCJ Goulding • Martin LeBlanc • Juan Martinez Migration and Me: Through the Telling of Migration Stories the Connection is Made Between Migratory Creatures, Humankind, and Earth Care Oak (2nd Floor)LIMITEDJosé González • Debra Williams Success Stories from the Field: Innovative Programs Across the Ages Bayshore Grand BallroomFILLINGBill Kilburn • Lisa Frey • Dolf De Jong • Sheila Williams Ridge • Ruth Wilson • Wilderness Inquiry A New Zealand Community Perspective on Enhancing Positive Risk Taking Outdoors Stanley Salon 2 (2nd Floor)FULLLorraine Duncumb • Shannon Keane • TD Friends of the Environment WE PROTECT WHAT WE LOVE – The Power of Creativity in a Natural Environment OutsideFULLMarghanita Hughes • TD Friends of the Environment Earth Is Home to Us All: Honoring Indigenous, Refugee and Urban Children & Youth Cypress 2 (2nd Floor)FULLCheryl Charles • Luis Alberto Camargo • Laís Fleury • Nicholas Stanger • Kaleidoscope Foundation Hand in Hand: Community and City Leadership Working Together to Address Equitable Access to Nature Cypress 1 (2nd Floor)LIMITEDMikaela Randolph • Priya Cook • Bennett Knox • Margaret Lamar • Damien Raffa Engaging Constituents on Public Lands Marine (Ground floor towards the Spa)LIMITEDFran Mainella • Élisabeth Lacoursière • Susan Newton • Erica Thompson

4:00pm

4:15pm

5:00pm

6:00pm

 
Friday, April 21
 

7:00am

8:00am

8:15am

9:15am

9:45am

Exploring Change through Social Enterprise Chehalis (2nd Floor)LIMITEDJanani Eswar Family Nature Clubs: Theory into Practice Cypress 2 (2nd Floor)FILLINGHeather Kuhlken • Monica Lopez Magee • Nette Pletcher • Nicole Straughan Grappling with Bias for More Inclusive Youth Programs Coquitlam Room (2nd Floor)FULLAva Holliday • Aparna Rajagopal-Durbn Maintaining Momentum for the Movement Oak 2 (2nd Floor)LIMITEDJennifer Bristol • Nancy Herron Master Class: Outreach and Engagement Strategies for Connecting Children and Youth with Nature Stanley Salon 1 (2nd Floor)FILLINGÉlisabeth Lacoursière Natural Leaders in Action: Today's Leaders Working to Create a Better Tomorrow Mackenzie (Ground Floor)LIMITEDLauren Garrott • Karolina Kukulka • Toyya Mahoney Strategies for Activating the Research: Brainstorming Creative Mechanisms for Disseminating Research in Ways that Spark Action Oak 1 (2nd Floor)LIMITEDCathy Jordan • Laura Mylan The Perfect Nature Program Seymour (Ground Floor)FULLCelina Starnes The Role of Play in Creating Meaningful Connections to Nature Stanley Salon 2 (2nd Floor)FILLINGMargaret Lamar • Christine Alden • Allen Cooper • Rusty Keeler • Fran Mainella • Lisa Moore • MaryLynn Pulscher • Anne-Marie Spencer Walkshop: Dancing (with) Nature: How young student teachers help children to build community and connect with nature though Interdisciplinary Dance OutsideLIMITEDAnne Catherine McConnell Walkshop: Designing a Natural Playground OutsideFILLINGAdam Bienenstock • TD Friends of the Environment Walkshop: Exploring Our Places Together: Using "Exploration Roles" to Create Outdoor Learning Content OutsideFULLSteve Dunsmuir Walkshop: From Infants to Grandparents: Nurturing Wonder-full Ecological Literacy in a Single Program OutsideFULLNicole Junell • Holly Roger Walkshop: Like Wildfire! The Model of Public School in the Forest Sparked in Vermont OutsideFULLEliza Minnucci Walkshop: Mystery on the Trails: Events with Impact OutsideLIMITEDMichelle Duncan • Melissa Holloway Walkshop: Outdoor Classroom 2.: What Can the Forest School Ethos Look like in Traditional Schoolyards? OutsideFULLPaul Kelba Walkshop: Risky Play: Part 2 OutsideFULLMarlene Power Walkshop: The Art of Nature: Using Art to Build a Conservation Ethic OutsideFULLMarlis Eaton • Chris Hicks Walkshop: The Nature Playbook – Take Action to Connect a New Generation of Canadians with Nature OutsideLIMITEDChloe Dragon Smith • Guylaine Chabot • Bill Kilburn • Samantha Matters • Chúk Odenigbo • Denis Thibeault Walkshop: Workshopping Barriers while Walking OutsideLIMITEDAlison Paul

12:00pm