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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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Thursday, April 20 • 9:45am - 11:00am
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Learn about practical, successful approaches to collaborative efforts to advance the children and nature movement. #NatureForAll is a campaign launched by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature with more than 120 partners worldwide, and you can join. The Nature Playbook is one of the resources developed by #NatureForAll Partners, a model for others. State and provincial strategic plans offer another solid model, with Texas’ example a strong case study. Ontario’s and others’ efforts to establish charters for children’s rights to nature offer a vision and an approach to collaborative efforts that encourage a nature-rich future for all.

Moderator
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Cheryl Charles

Consultant & CEO Emerita, Children & Nature Network
Cheryl Charles, Ph.D., is an innovator, author, organizational executive and educator. Cheryl was recently named Research Scholar and founding Executive Director of the Nature Based Leadership Institute at Antioch University New England (AUNE). The vision of the Institute is a... Read More →

Speakers
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Jennifer Bristol

Director, Texas Children in Nature
Jennifer Bristol is the state director for Texas Children in Nature which connects over 375 organizations with the children in nature movement in Texas. She created award-winning conservation education curriculum and youth development programs for Camp Fire. She served as a natu... Read More →
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Karen Keenleyside

Parcs Canada/Parks Canada
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Bill Kilburn

Program Manager, Back to Nature Network
Bill Kilburn is the leader of the Back to Nature Network, Ontario’s provincial organization representing the international children and nature movement. Among achievements, Bill co-chaired the creation of the Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter with Ontario’s provincial gove... Read More →
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Chloe Dragon Smith

Connecting a New Generation with Nature, Canadian Parks Council
Chloe Dragon Smith is a young Metis woman from the small northern city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Her nature-filled upbringing shaped her values today. Today, Chloe holds a degree in Earth Science from the University of Victoria. While educated in Science, she is kee... Read More →

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Thursday April 20, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
Cypress 2 (2nd Floor)

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