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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
Urban Stewardship to Foster a Sense of Place and Belonging FULL
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Roundtable sessions focus on strategies for nature connection in urban areas for children, families and communities.

How do people come together on urban public lands to forge community connections through stewardship? This roundtable session will explore the ways in which stewardship fosters a sense of belonging among children, families and communities. 

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Cecil van den Bosch

Professor, Dept of Forest Resource Mgmt, University of British Columbia
Cecil is a professor of urban forestry at the University of British Columbia. Research and education on the importance of nature to urban residents are his passion, with specific focus on the role of trees and forests. He has authored several books, including 'The City and the Forest... Read More →
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Cheryl Charles

Co-Chair #NatureForAll, IUCN Commission on Education and Communication
Cheryl Charles, Ph.D., is an innovator, author, organizational executive and educator. Cheryl is international co-chair of #NatureForAll, a global campaign of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN.org) and a member of the IUCN's Commission on Education and Communications... Read More →
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Milton McClaren

Professor, Simon Fraser University
Environmental Education, Effective Communication about Environment Topics and issues, Urban Experiences for Children and Adults, Graduate Studies in Environmental Education and Research related to Children in Nature and EE in general

Wednesday April 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
Mackenzie (Ground Floor)