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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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Alison Paul

The Field Museum of Natural History
Youth Conservation Action Manager
Alison Paul is an environmental educator, outdoor enthusiast, and The Field Museum's Youth Conservation Action Manager. Alison has more than a decade of experience working in formal and informal educational settings from Colombia to Chicago in order to support the next generation of knowledgeable, passionate, and engaged environmental leaders.

Alison manages the Youth Conservation Action (YCA) program for The Field Museum's Keller Science Action Center. Alison and the YCA team work with educators to engage young people in meaningful environmental action in their communities. By working in partnership with schools, non-profit organizations, and land-owning agencies, YCA uses a place-based environmental education model to get youth excited about nature in their own back yard as well as active on local urban conservation issues. Alison supports regional and national efforts to get students engaged in conservation; she's a board member to the Outdoors Empowered Network and a member of the Mighty Acorns Leadership Team. Prior to her current position, Alison coordinated The Field Museum's high school summer program, the Environmental Leadership Internship, and the Mighty Acorns program. She has a M.A. in Social and Cultural Foundations in Education from DePaul University and a B.S. in Environmental Science from Loyola University Chicago.

Wednesday, April 19

1:00pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

4:00pm PDT

4:15pm PDT

7:30pm PDT

Thursday, April 20

8:15am PDT

9:15am PDT

9:45am PDT

11:00am PDT

11:15am PDT

2:45pm PDT

4:15pm PDT

5:00pm PDT

Friday, April 21

8:15am PDT

9:45am PDT