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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!
avatar for Steve Nygren

Steve Nygren

Serenbe, Inc.
Founder
avatar for Noella Nykyforuk

Noella Nykyforuk

Early Childhood Educator
avatar for Alexandra O'Rourke

Alexandra O'Rourke

Urban Wild Calgary
Founder
AO

Amanda O'Rourke

8 80 Cities
Senior Advisor & Board Liaison
avatar for Chúk Odenigbo

Chúk Odenigbo

Université de Montréal
Étudiant à la maîtrise
AG

ADEBOLA GRACE OGUNNIYI

GRACESKIES SCHOOL
PROPRITRESS
avatar for Brian Orr

Brian Orr

Alberta Parks
Interpretation and Outreach Coordinator
avatar for Jackie Ostfeld

Jackie Ostfeld

Sierra Club & OAK
Director, Nearby Nature & Chair, OAK
avatar for Tanya Otero

Tanya Otero

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Coordinator, Volunteer Engagement
PO

Pat Owen

Sage School
Teacher
BP

Barbara Paczek

North Vancouver School District
avatar for Rita Padilla

Rita Padilla

North Vancouver School District
North Vancouver School District
NP

Nick Page

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Biologist
avatar for Dan Paleczny

Dan Paleczny

Yukon Parks
Director
avatar for Lotta Palomaki

Lotta Palomaki

City of Lahti, Finland
Environmental educator
avatar for William Parish

William Parish

TDSB
Principal
avatar for Maria Parisi

Maria Parisi

USFWS, NCTC
Program and Management Analyst
avatar for Betsy  Parker

Betsy Parker

Nature Net
Coordinator
avatar for Sara Pasek

Sara Pasek

ISD 719
Afterschool Site Leader
RP

Rowena Passy

University of Plymouth
Research Fellow
avatar for Teena Patel

Teena Patel

University of Doglando
Owner
BP

Briar Pateman

Cumberland Community School
Teacher
avatar for Alison Paul

Alison Paul

The Field Museum of Natural History
Youth Conservation Action Manager
avatar for Lauraleigh Paul

Lauraleigh Paul

Stanley Park Ecology Society
First Nations Ecology Programmer
LP

Louise Pedersen

NatureKids BC
Executive Director
avatar for Gil Penalosa

Gil Penalosa

8 80 Cities
Founder & Chair
avatar for Amy Pertschuk

Amy Pertschuk

Children & Nature Network
Member, Board of Directors
avatar for Emily Peters

Emily Peters

The National Aquarium
Education Specialist
AP

Ashley Pethan

Kaleidoscope Foundation
Program Director
MS

Marlee St. Pierre

James Kennedy Elementary
Teacher
avatar for Dannie Piezas

Dannie Piezas

Stanley Park Ecology Society
Environmental Educator
avatar for Liesl Pimentel

Liesl Pimentel

Phoenix Zoo/Arizona Center for Nature Conservation
Manager of Education Programs
avatar for Denise Pinto

Denise Pinto

Pedra da Gavea School
Early Childhood Coordinator
avatar for Caitlyn Piton

Caitlyn Piton

Scouts Canada
National Youth Commissioner
avatar for Nette Pletcher

Nette Pletcher

Beez Kneez Creative
Education Consultant
avatar for Genevieve Ploch

Genevieve Ploch

Raintree School
Forest School Early Childhood Educator
avatar for Kari Pocock

Kari Pocock

Stanley Park Ecology Society
Stewardship Coordinator
avatar for Sarah Poirier

Sarah Poirier

E.C.O. Educating Children Outside
Preschool Instructor
avatar for Stephen Pont

Stephen Pont

Dell Children's Texas Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesi
Medical Director
EP

Ernette Post

UBC School of Community & Regional Planning
Master's Student
GP

Gordon Potts

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation
Manager
LP

Louise Potts

Alexis Heritage and Language
Early Learning Director
avatar for Ashley D. Mocorro Powell

Ashley D. Mocorro Powell

University of Washington-Seattle
Natural Leader| Freelance Biologist
avatar for Marlene Power

Marlene Power

Child and Nature Alliance of Canada
Executive Director
JP

Jessica Prevost

YMCA of San Francisco
AP

Andrew Price

Scouts Canada
AP

Angela Pringle

School Distrct 71
Nature Kindergarten Teacher
avatar for Cath Prisk

Cath Prisk

Project Dirt
Global Partnerships Director
avatar for Patrick Pritchard

Patrick Pritchard

Wesleyan College
College Professor
MP

MaryLynn Pulscher

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
Environmental Education Supervisor
CP

Coreen Putman

Helen Schuler Nature Centre - City of Lethbridge
Manager
HQ

Hannah Quimby

Quimby Family Foundation
Executive Director
avatar for Grahame Rainey

Grahame Rainey

BC Science Teacher-Librarians' Association
Treasurer
avatar for Aparna Rajagopal-Durbn

Aparna Rajagopal-Durbn

The Avarna Group
Founding Partner
avatar for Mikaela Randolph

Mikaela Randolph

Mikaela
Director, Cities and Nature
HR

Hallie Rasmussen

USFWS
Visitor Services Manager
avatar for Heather Rawlings

Heather Rawlings

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Fish and Wildlife Biologist
DR

Dylan Rawlyk

Stanley Park Ecology Society
School Programs Manager
HR

Heather Ray

Mount Royal University
Professor
avatar for Kim Rendell

Kim Rendell

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Education Team leader
JR

Janet Rerecich

BC Recreation and Parks Association
Professional Development & Initiatives Manager
avatar for Jenette Restivo

Jenette Restivo

Children & Nature Network
Director of Content Strategy
RR

Rhonda Richardson

Richardson Educator Consulting Services
Early Childhood Specialist
avatar for Roland Richardson

Roland Richardson

The National Recreation and Park Association
Development Officer
avatar for Sheila Williams Ridge

Sheila Williams Ridge

University of Minnesota Lab School
Director
KR

Kerri Riel

Compass Early Learning and Care
Pedagogical Team Leader
avatar for Stephanie Rivera

Stephanie Rivera

Ecosource
Garden Play Educator
AR

Allison Roberts

Wild Whatcom
Board Member
avatar for Lori Robertson

Lori Robertson

National Recreation and Park Association
Director of Conservation
avatar for Patrick Robertson

Patrick Robertson

Syncollab
Principal
KM

Karen M Robinson

A Place For Wonder KinderCare
director
avatar for Jacob Rodenburg

Jacob Rodenburg

Camp Kawartha & the Camp Kawartha Outdoor Education Centre
Executive Director
DR

donna rodman

Our Designs Landscape Architects & Associates Inc.
Registered Landscape Architect
avatar for Jeremy Roethel

Jeremy Roethel

Johnny Natureseed
Founder & Possibility Coach
avatar for Holly Roger

Holly Roger

Wild Whatcom
Community Programs Coordinator
avatar for Sylvie Rokab

Sylvie Rokab

In the Light Productions
Film Director
HF

Hwiemtun (Fred Roland)

Xwaaqw'um Project
Elder
FR

Freemon Romero

The Fenn School
Spanish Teacher
avatar for Mary Roscoe

Mary Roscoe

Bay Area Children in Nature Collaborative
Coordinator
HR

Hillary Rowe

Burns Bog Conservation Society
Education Co-ordinator
avatar for Teresa Rowley

Teresa Rowley

North Vancouver School District, Cheakamus Centre
Environmental Learning Teacher
JR

Jay RP

an.academy, Inc
CEO
avatar for Brad Rudner

Brad Rudner

Curanex Inc.
CEO & Co-Founder of Family by Nature
avatar for Bree Rudner

Bree Rudner

Curanex Inc.
COO & Co-Founder of Family By Nature
avatar for Brenda Running

Brenda Running

Nature Nuts
Executive Director
avatar for Amy Rutherford

Amy Rutherford

Association of Zoos & Aquariums
Director, Professional Development & Education
avatar for Elyse Rylander

Elyse Rylander

OUT There Adventures
Executive Director
RS

Rosalind Sadowski

Fresh Roots
Youth Empowerment Coordinator
avatar for Scott Sampson

Scott Sampson

Science World British Columbia
President & CEO
avatar for Jason Sanders

Jason Sanders

Dodge Nature Center and Preschool
Executive Director
TS

Taylor Sands

Parks Canada
Public Outreach Officer
avatar for Carolyn Scarpelli

Carolyn Scarpelli

Children's Zoo at Celebration Square
Education Program Specialist
avatar for Ellie Schafer

Ellie Schafer

UW Preschool Lab
Instructional Specialist
AS

Ashley Schmidt

YMCA of Greater Louisville
YMCA Director
BS

Brian Schmidt

treehouse mafia productions
Producer
avatar for Lisa Schmidt

Lisa Schmidt

Habitat Systems Inc.
VP, Sales & Marketing
CS

Chris Schneider

Center for Nature and Leadership
Partner and Board Member
KS

Kasi Schnell

Rooted In Place Landscape Architecture and Consulting
Project Manager
avatar for Stephanie Schuttler

Stephanie Schuttler

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Postdoctoral Research Associate
KS

Kristi Schwandt

City of Surrey
ECE Facilitator
RS

Rebecca Seiling

Kitchener Forest School
Forest School Director
avatar for Laura Turner Seydel

Laura Turner Seydel

Captain Planet Foundation
Chairperson
CS

Christine Shackleton

Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds
Training Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
OS

Olivia Shaw

Wild about Vancouver
JS

Josh Shea

City of Kitchener
Natural Areas Coordinator
avatar for Karen Shelstad

Karen Shelstad

The Lawson Foundation
Program Director
WS

Will Shrader

Danny Woo Community Garden
Capitol Projects Manager
AS

Audrey Sidey

Blank Park Zoo Foundation
Education Program Manager
MS

Melanie Sidney

Delta School District
Teacher
TS

Thea Silver

Ontario Trillium Foundation
Strategy Lead
HL

Heidi Lessman Simm

North Vancouver School District
Environmental Learning Teacher
avatar for Kristen Simonson

Kristen Simonson

Swift Current Comprehensive High School
teacher
avatar for Jimmy Simpson

Jimmy Simpson

Education Outside
Professional Development Manager
avatar for Michelle Simpson-Siegel

Michelle Simpson-Siegel

Downtown Brattleboro Alliance
President, Board of Directors
MS

Marnie Sinclair

Saskatchewan in motion
Manager
PS

Paige Sinoski

Ecole Vickers Public School
Teacher
avatar for Judy BlueHorse Skelton

Judy BlueHorse Skelton

Portland State University Indigenous Nations Studies
Faculty
avatar for Denise Skuce

Denise Skuce

Dee's Play House
Child Care Provider/ Outdoor Play Specialist
ES

Eva Skytte

Save the Children Denmark
Projectmanager
AS

Amanda Smith

Earth Seasoned/Coyote Trails
Lead Instructor
avatar for Chloe Dragon Smith

Chloe Dragon Smith

Canadian Parks Council
Connecting a New Generation with Nature
avatar for Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

Child and Nature Alliance of Canada
Administrative and Project Coordinator
avatar for Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Experiential Consulting
Risk Management Consultant
avatar for Winnie Smith

Winnie Smith

The Fenn School
4th Grade Science and LA Teacher
PS

Pete Smolders

Outward Bound Canada
BC Program Director
avatar for Tanja Sobko

Tanja Sobko

The University of Hong Kong
Assistant Professor
avatar for Eric Somerville

Eric Somerville

Y in Central Maryland
Exec. Dir, Volunteerism and Community Engagement
SS

Sean Southey

PCI Media Impact
CEO
avatar for Kara Spence

Kara Spence

Nature. Be in it.
Director
avatar for Ryan Spencer

Ryan Spencer

Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center
CiNCA Manager
CS

Claire Spofforth

North Vancouver School District
avatar for Ellery Spychalski

Ellery Spychalski

Nature Play WA
Multimedia Officer
MS

Molly Staley

YMCA of Greater Louisville
Senior Program Director
KS

Keri Stanger

East Kensington Elementary
Vice Principal
avatar for Nicholas Stanger

Nicholas Stanger

Huxley College of the Environment
Assistant Professor
SS

Sarah Stanley

Ontario Parks
avatar for Celina Starnes

Celina Starnes

Stanley Park Ecology Society
Public Education and Outreach Manager
avatar for Claude Stephens

Claude Stephens

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
Facilitator of Outreach and Regenerative Design
JS

Jamie Stewart

Boundary School District 51
Teacher
JS

Julie Stone

North Cascades Institute
Youth Leadership Manager
avatar for Julie Storck

Julie Storck

Wilderness Inquiry
Associate Director
CS

Colleen Strachan

City of Surrey
Coordinator
avatar for Nicole Straughan

Nicole Straughan

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre
Children & Youth Program Manager
avatar for Emily Stringer

Emily Stringer

Stanley Park Ecology Society
Environmental Educator
avatar for Simon Stroud

Simon Stroud

NSW Office of Environment and Heritage
Manager Education and Interpretation
avatar for Brendan Stuart

Brendan Stuart

Anchorage Park Foundation
Schools on Trails Coordinator
avatar for Jill Sturdy

Jill Sturdy

Nature Canada
NatureHood Program Manager
avatar for Emily Styles

Emily Styles

School District 83
Kindergarten Teacher
TS

Tanya Sulikowski

Duke Farms Foundation
Manager of Programs
RS

Rebecca Sung

SFU Childcare Society
Educator
MS

Mark Suttle

Suttle Recreation Parks and Playgrounds
avatar for Clark Svrcek

Clark Svrcek

Alberta Health Services/University of Calgary
Physician
LS

Lacie Swan

The Florida Aquarium
Education Coordinator
avatar for mari swingle

mari swingle

Swingle Clinic
Clinical Psychologist
avatar for Barbara Ann Temple, Ph.D.

Barbara Ann Temple, Ph.D.

Arts & Science Council (ASC)
Vice President, Education
DT

Denis Thibeault

Cariboo Action Training Society
Counselor
CT

Cynthia Thomashow

IslandWood and Antioch University
Co-Director of Urban Environmental Education
ET

Erica Thompson

Nature Conservancy of Canada
Senior National Director, Conservation Engagement
avatar for Mollie Jean Thompson

Mollie Jean Thompson

Children & Nature Network
Senior Program Manager
WT

Winston Thompson

Mount Vernon School District
teacher
JT

Jane Thomsing

Colony Farm Park Association
Chair
JT

Jenn Thrasher

Raintree School
Early Childhood Educator
MT

Melissa Tinling

NC State University
Graduate student
avatar for Sarah Tobias

Sarah Tobias

Master Naturalist, Writer, Photographer
LT

Lyne Tremblay

Andrew Fleck Child Care Services
Manager
PT

Paulette Trottier

Jasper Elementary
substitute teacher
avatar for Allison Troutman

Allison Troutman

Community Action Program of Lancaster Child Care
Director
avatar for Lillian Truong

Lillian Truong

TD Environment
Regional Manager
avatar for Tesicca Truong

Tesicca Truong

City Hive Vancouver
Co-Founder
avatar for Katerina Unger

Katerina Unger

Houston Zoo
Family Programs Coordinator
MV

Maria Valenzuela

Little Mountain Neighbourhood House
Family Resource Programs Manager
avatar for Dan Vallee

Dan Vallee

Canadian Wildlife Federation
Director of Operations and Corporate Development
avatar for Yazmin Vazquez

Yazmin Vazquez

Hike it Baby
Branch Ambassador
avatar for Carolyn Verheyen

Carolyn Verheyen

MIG, Inc.
Vice President
NV

Noelle Virtue

BC Recreation and Parks Association
JV

Janae Vlaar

British Columbia Children's Hospital Research Institute / University of British
Research Assistant / Graduate student (MSc)


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