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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 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Across the Ages: Addressing Age-Appropriate Engagement in Family Nature Clubs FILLING
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One of the unique aspects of family nature programs is the intergenerational engagement. Facilitating age-appropriate (child development, tweens, and parent involvement) play and activities can be a challenge. Participants will gain an understanding of theoretical perspectives and practical applications for engaging children of all ages and parents in the same outdoor experience. Research, perspective, tips, and specific activities will assist you in your adventures to keep parents, children, and teens involved while also improving family relationships, outdoor learning, and teen leadership skills.

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Monica Lopez Magee

Director, Cities and Nature, Children & Nature Network
Monica is dedicated to developing programs, policies, and partnerships that advance equity, academic achievement, and children’s health while fostering a love and stewardship of the natural world. She currently serves as the Director of Cities and Nature for the Children & Nature... Read More →

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Heather Kuhlken

Executive Director, Families in Nature
I am the founder and director of Families in Nature, a non-profit organization that connects families to nature and to each other through time spent learning, playing and volunteering outdoors. Our vision is to inspire all families to fall in love with nature and foster the next generation... Read More →
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Tania Moloney

Founder, Nurture in Nature Australia
Tania Moloney is the Founder of Nurture in Nature Australia and The Nature Bus and she is passionate about helping kids, families, schools, early learning centres, communities and people of all ages connect with nature and with each other. She is a passionate Nature-prenuer, nature... Read More →
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Kristine Webber

former Executive Director, NatureKids BC (formerly Young Naturalists\' Club of BC)
Kristine is the former Executive Director of NatureKids BC, a charity that since 2000 has been getting children and families outdoors exploring, learning about and stepping up for nature with a program of volunteer nature clubs. Each year NatureKids BC creates more than 4000 individual... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm PDT
Oak (2nd Floor)