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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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Thursday, April 20

7:00am PDT

8:00am PDT

8:15am PDT

9:15am PDT

9:45am PDT

Learning to Use Behavior Mapping to Capture and Assess Children’s Nature Play in Outdoor EnvironmentsFILLING Bayshore Grand BallroomAdina Cox • Sarah Little • Janet Loebach Health-Promoting, Nature-Based, Urban Design Policy: Living Playgrounds, Community School Grounds, and Playful Pathways NetworksFILLING Stanley Salon 1 (2nd Floor)Nilda Cosco • Robin Moore Cultivating and Supporting Culturally Relevant LeadersFILLING Seymour (Ground Floor)Kim Moore Bailey • Marielle Narcisa • Rena Payan • Jimmy Simpson Strengthening Bonds: Understanding Family Dynamics, Habits and Bonding in Nature PlayFILLING Oak (2nd Floor)Monica Lopez Magee • Hyahno Moser • Brad Rudner • Bree Rudner • Anne Stewart Diapers In the Forest: Fostering Learning Skills for Success Beginning In the Early YearsFILLING Mackenzie (Ground Floor)Genevieve Ploch • Jenn Thrasher • Wilderness Inquiry Using Experiential Education to Advance a Conservation Ethic Across the SpectrumFILLING Stanley Salon 2 (2nd Floor)Mike Bingley • Andrea Gardner • Melissa Lefebvre • Jon Wiersma • TD Friends of the Environment Creative CollaborationsFILLING Cypress 2 (2nd Floor)Cheryl Charles • Jennifer Bristol • Karen Keenleyside • Bill Kilburn • Chloe Dragon Smith • Kaleidoscope Foundation Amplifying Voices on the Outside: Highlighting Equitable Engagement of Youth in NatureLIMITED Cypress 1 (2nd Floor)Mikaela 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 NatureFULL Marine (Ground floor towards the Spa)Martin LeBlanc • Rick Bates • Griffin Longley • Jackie Ostfeld

11:00am PDT

11:15am PDT

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

12:30pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

2:45pm PDT

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

4:00pm PDT

4:15pm PDT

5:00pm PDT

6:00pm PDT


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