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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
Transforming Urban Spaces through Co-creation with the Community FILLING
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Too often, community engagement paints community organizations and residents as consumers rather than collaborators. This session highlights the creative work of the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Great Urban Parks Campaign where initiatives are co-created with the community.

Moderator
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Mikaela Randolph

Director, Cities and Nature, Children & Nature Network
Mikaela is the Director of Cities and Nature with the Children & Nature Network. In this role, she provides technical assistance to cities across the country to address equitable access to nature.

Speakers
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Stephanie Bohr

Director, Community Innovation and Collaboration, Lincoln Park Zoo
Stephanie’s passion is using research and evaluation to develop innovative, impactful experiences that encourage diverse and marginalized audiences to explore nature with full access and measurable benefits. At Lincoln Park Zoo, she leads three distinct yet interrelated teams: Co... Read More →
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Angelou Ezeilo

Founder, Greening Youth Foundation
Angelou’s love for the environment stretches far back to when she was a little girl who had the chance to escape the dense urban streets of Jersey City, New Jersey, to summer in upstate New York. | | After a brief stint of practicing law, it was through her work as a Legal Specialist for the New Jersey State Agriculture and Development Committee that Angelou embarked upon a career as an environmentalist. | | Angelou further honed her skills as a Project Manager for the Trust for Public Land (TPL) in both its New Jersey and Georgia offices. In her position, Angelou acquired land for preservation and worked on the New York/New Jersey Highlands Program, Parks for People-Newark, the New York/New Jersey Harbor Program in New Jersey, the Atlanta Beltline and the 20 County Regional Greenspace Initiative in Georgia. While at TPL, Angelou realized the disconnect between the land that was being preserved and the education of people about that... Read More →
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Lisa Hyatt

Manager, Community Engagement, Lincoln Park Zoo
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Lori Robertson

Director of Conservation, National Recreation and Park Association
As Director of Conservation Lori oversees NRPA’s conservation portfolio at NRPA. With background as a science educator in both public school and residential programming, Lori has spent her career working to connect young people with the natural world. She comes to NRPA from the Student Conservation Association where she led... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 11:15am - 12:30pm
Cypress 1 (2nd Floor)

Attendees (65)