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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.

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Wednesday, April 19 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Health Equity: The Role of Nature in Improving Physical and Mental Health FULL
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Roundtable sessions focus on strategies for nature connection in urban areas for children, families and communities.

How can we leverage efforts addressing health disparities for increasing children’s connection to nature? This roundtable session will explore the health benefits of time in nature and strategies for increasing the relevance of programming and policy to the health field. 

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Matilda van den Bosch

Asst Prof, Dept of Forest & Conservation Sciences, University of British Columbia
Matilda is a doctor in medicine as well as in landscape planning and public health. Since July 2016 she is an assistant professor at The University of British Columbia, Canada, where she holds a shared affiliation between the School of Population and Public Health and the Department... Read More →

Wednesday April 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Stanley Salon 2 (2nd Floor)