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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

Moderator
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Martin LeBlanc

Children & Nature Network

Speakers
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Rick Bates

CEO/EVP, 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 involvement programs, CWF trained over a third of... 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... Read More →
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Jackie Ostfeld

Director, Nearby Nature & Chair, OAK, Sierra Club & OAK


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

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