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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
International Policy and Advocacy on Children and Nature: The Growing Political Movement to Connect all Youth to Nature FULL
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There is a growing political movement to connect children and youth to nature, from the Obama’s Administration’s Every Kid in a Park initiative to numerous examples across the globe. Today's policymakers are seeing a budding constituency that wants to make sure that the next generation of youth have access to green space, a healthy environment and are inspired to become the next stewards. Please join this session to see examples of how this movement is taking shape across the globe

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Martin LeBlanc

Principal, LBC Action
Co-Founder of the Children and Nature Network

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Rick Bates

Executive Vice-President and CEO, Canadian Wildlife Federation
Rick Bates is the CEO and Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Wildlife Federation, Canada’s largest conservation charity.  CWF has been a leader in experiential education and connecting people to nature for over 30 years. Through its educator professional development and youth... Read More →
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Griffin Longley

CEO, Nature Play WA
Griffin Longley, Bio Chief Executive Officer, Nature Play WA Griffin Longley is the CEO of Nature Play WA, an inaugural Board Member of the WA Parks Foundation, an award winning journalist, a former weekly columnist with The West Australian Newspaper, and the founder of a program... Read More →
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Jackie Ostfeld

Outdoors for All Director, Sierra Club
Jackie directs Sierra Club's Outdoors for All campaign, leading organizational efforts to advance a just, equitable and inclusive movement to ensure all people receive the benefits of a connection to nature. She is a co-founder and chair of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids and an advisor... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am PDT
Marine (Ground floor towards the Spa)