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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

Senior Vice President, Cities and Community Engage, Children & Nature Network
Monica Lopez Magee Helps city and community leaders develop programs, policies, and partnerships to provide children and families access to nature and its many health and academic benefits. She draws upon her master’s degree in Public Leadership from the LBJ School of Public Affairs... Read More →

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Heather Kuhlken

Founder and 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
In 2012 Tania Moloney founded Nurture in Nature and has been helping educators, parents and others who care deeply for connecting kids and nature to grow their knowledge and skills so they feel confident and supported in their nature-inspired teaching and learning practice.She presents... 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)